Vegan Coney Island Dogs

Hot diggity dog!

These vegan Coney Island Dogs are the literal perfect summer recipes! Grill your favorite vegan hot dogs and top them with the best dang Coney Island style chili ever made! This chili is fool proof and literally anyone can make it, and it also has the capability of making my mouth water just writing about it. The base for the chili is TVP, which is easy to find and like ridiculously cheap. So, this is a super budget friendly meal as well.

Coney Island is one of my favorite places, and these vegan Coney Island Dogs definitely honor it properly! Coney Island chili is thinner than most chili, which I totally love! It actually has more of a broth base than a tomato sauce base. There is tomato paste in the chili, but it is light and gives it a beautiful sweetness!

I used Field Roast hot dogs, which are my favorite! However, there are many good vegan hot dog options, so use whatever kind are your favorite! Throw them on the grill, or if you don’t have a grill, they are always delicious sauteed on the stove!

Top them with this amazing Coney Island style chili, then I like to top mine with diced onion and sometimes vegan cheese! These vegan Coney Island Dogs are out of control! I can also promise you that no one will think this chili is vegan. It is hearty, rich and so well balanced! Add these dogs to your summertime cookout menu immediately! 

Vegan Coney Island Dogs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Vegan Coney Island style chili topped vegan hot dogs. So easy and so delicious! Perfect for any cookout!

Course: Main Course
Servings: 8
Author: Lauren Hartmann
  • 1 C. TVP(Textured Vegetable Protein)
  • 3 C. Vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 a Sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Celery salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Steak sauce, vegan
  • 1 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6-8 Vegan Hot dogs
  • Buns
  • Raw onion for topping
  1. First, bring one cup of veggie broth to a simmer in a medium sized sauce pan. Then stir in the TVP. Turn the heat off and set aside to let the TVP absorb all the broth. 

  2. Now in a large pot, heat the olive oil on medium high. Then add the chopped onion and chopped garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes, reducing heat as needed until the onion is translucent. 

  3. Then stir in the tomato paste and saute for another minute. 

  4. Next, stir in the TVP, then add the remaining 2 cups of broth. 

  5. Bring to a low simmer, then stir in the chili powder, cumin, celery salt, steak sauce and ketchup. 

  6. Let simmer stirring occasionally for 30-45 minutes or until the chili is the thickness you want. The TVP will continue to absorb the broth and thicken up. 

  7. While the chili is simmering, grill, bake, or saute your vegan hot dogs. 

  8. Once the chili is the thickness you want, taste and adjust seasoning by adding salt and pepper to taste. 

  9. Serve your Coney Island dogs in a warmed bun with chili on top and raw onions or vegan cheese, or both! 


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  • Reply
    Jennifer Jacobs
    June 29, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    What??!! Yay! I’ve been trying to find a veg recipe for coney chili forEVER 🙂

    • Reply
      Lauren Hartmann
      June 29, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      Woohoo! This is a good one!

  • Reply
    June 29, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Hi! This looks delicious! 🤤 Curious, which vegan hotdogs do you use? I have yet to find any that are very tasty…

    • Reply
      Lauren Hartmann
      June 29, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      I always use Field Roast. I love them! Have you tried them?

  • Reply
    Jadh Lyke
    July 20, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    This was very good! Thank you again! Your recipes are delicious.

  • Reply
    August 2, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Can I use vegetable stock instead of broth?

    • Reply
      Lauren Hartmann
      August 3, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      You can definitely use stock instead of broth!

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