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Chili Dog Chili --NEW

Recipe: Chili Dog Chili --NEW NEW


    My husband, a native of Ohio, gets these hankerings for a chilidog. I used to buy the chili in a can. This year I decided to research the chilidog recipes from across the US and then blend what I thought were the best-of-the-best elements to come up with my own. My husband loved it on his hotdog. I ate my chili on the side and allowed myself to have ketchup on my hotdog. Make yours a brat if you want. Or cover yours in chilidog chili. Rights of the individual prevail.

Covers 12 hot dogs


    1 pound of ground beef
    1 medium onion, diced
    4Tbl of Grey Poupon mustard
    2 Tbl of apple cider vinegar
    2 tsp of chipotle chili powder
    3/4 cup of ketchup
    1 can of Bush's chili beans with sauce (optional)
    1/2 of a beer (lager or your choice)


    In a large saucepan add the ground beef and the onion. Cook, on medium, chopping up the beef with a wooden spoon and cook both until the onions wilt and the beef no longer shows any pink. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on medium-low for 20 minutes. Stir periodically. Turn the heat up to medium, and get the chili dog chili bubbling. Keep on medium to reduce the chili. Stir often so it doesn't stick to the pan.

Serving Suggestions:

    Serve over grilled or boiled hotdogs. You can eat this chili in bowls too, and sprinkle on things like grated cheddar and chopped onion. It's versatile.

Enjoy. Cheers! Zola

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