There is no such thing as "Michigan Sauce".
The Coney was invented here in Jackson, Mi (yes, Jackson - Sorry Detroit, NYC or anywhere else, but the Coney Dog, like the Republican Party, started right here in Jackson, Mi)
There is "Detroit Style" and "Flint Style"
The Flint style coney dogs are like the original Jackson dog, are much drier then other coney styles, using a cause which is more like dry chili, nearly ground beef than soupy chili. To be a true "Flint Dog", the hot dog must be Koegel brands natural casting.
The Detroit style coney dogs is more of a sauce with a smooth, creamy consistency utilizing Hungarian spices. Often, this is a plate, fork and knife type of deal; though true Detroit experts can handle it and not make a mess.
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