Fort Wayne Coney Island Sauce

This is one of the best coney sauces I have.  It comes from a local favorite, long time establishment.  It uses lots of Crisco…that is NOT a typo!!  You need that much to carry all the flavors of the numerous spices.

1 cup Crisco
1 1/2 pounds Hamburger meat
1 large Onion(s), minced
3 cloves Garlic, mashed
3 tablespoons Chili powder
1 tablespoon Oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Allspice
1 teaspoon Celery seed
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Melt Crisco, add onions and garlic.  Meanwhile soak meat in cold water
When hot, add meat after straining out water. Cook until done.
Mix together all spices.
Add to meat and simmer for a couple of hours. You may need to add some liquid as it simmers.

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