Re:What is the actual difference between Coney, Chili, and Michigan Sauce?
I can only speak about West Virginia hot dog chili. Typically the chili is made from ground beef, minced onion, tomato sauce, salt, chili powder. The recipe is different from town to town, family to family. My recipe comes from my grandmother passed to my mother then to me. My mother(age 89) says that the first time she remembers having 4 -H club "wiener roasts" in the 1930's". I have been in Indiana 37 years & have been having wiener roasts here all the time. I have converted many Hoosiers to West Virginia hotdogs.