This recipe came from Rachael Ray. It's easy, and delicious. I made it with smoked bratwurst to make it more "adult-friendly" and it worked great! We enjoyed the Super Bowl while munching on these.(Note: I agree with not needing the oil as a reviewer suggested. I don't use it either.)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 lb ground beef
- salt and pepper
- 2 -3 hot dogs, sliced into 1/2- inch pieces (or any sausage)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- yellow corn tortilla chips
- 1 (10 ounce) bagshredded yellow cheddar cheese
- sour cream (optional)
- salsa (optional)
- chopped green onion (optional)
- Heat a medium skillet over high heat.
- Add oil, then beef, and begin to brown and crumble with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, then add chopped hot dogs and continue browning, another 3 minutes.
- Add onions and seasonings, Worcestershire, chili powder, and cumin. Cook another 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add tomato sauce and simmer 5 minutes more.
- Preheat broiler.
- Arrange corn chips on a platter or in a casserole dish. Top the chips with the cooked chili dog topping. Cover the chili dog sauce with cheese.
- Melt cheese under hot broiler, 2 minutes, until melted and bubbly.
- Garnish with sour cream, salsa and chopped green onions.
these were WONDERFUL! I used a little bit of vegetable oil spray instead of the actual oil, and they came out great. the meat had such a great flavor to it and the mixture wasn't as liquidy as I was scared it might be. fantastic!! =) will be making again!
We did not care for this. I;m not sure if it's just because we prefer traditional nachos. If you do make these, I would suggest not using the vegetable oil - this made the mixture extremely greasy.
My family really likes this. It's a fun dish to have occasionally. I do a few things differently: I use ground turkey, then cook the onions and drain off any excess fat. (I always drain ground beef or turkey after cooking.) Next I add the hot dogs and let them brown, and continue with the seasonings. The chili powder that I use has cocoa in it and is fabulous. I also find that using store bought tortilla chips makes this too salty, so I bake my own in the oven, using corn tortillas. This chili mixture is also good over corn muffins instead of chips.