Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I live hundreds of miles from the 2, best, hot dog chili's I know of -- from western PA's Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe chain and from a little stand in the parking lot at the Lowes in Rehoboth, DE. So here's my version of the perfect topping for those hot dogs. I think I got it Just Right. But if you want it hotter go ahead and use 2 more cans of tomatoes with green chilis instead of the regular diced tomatoes.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic cloves
- 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes or 2 (15 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon salt (to taste)
- Brown the ground meats, making sure that they are finely crumbled, and drain off excess grease.
- Add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil then simmer, stirring occasionally, 1-2 hours or until flavors are well matured and any excess liquid has been reduced.
- Package and freeze in appropriate-sized portions for your household.
This recipe makes a TON and I have it loaded up in my freezer (kinda nice to have a whole meal in there!). It is 'just right' as far as the spice goes and I could actually have used a bit more spice. Perhaps some Tabasco next time?
Great tasting, easy recipe. Just the right amount of heat to spice up the hot dogs. We had a kitchen emergency when my roast didn't thaw in time for dinner, but I remembered seeing Susie's photo in the swap suite today. I had everything on hand except the turkey (we used it for meatballs a few nights ago) & only had to micro-defrost the ground beef. I cut the recipe in half & still had enough to vacuum pack & freeze for another night. Thanks for posting your recipe, you're right... it IS Just Right!
This is a delicious, mild chili. Not only would it be perfect on a hot dog, but also in any non-bowl chili presentations where a milder, less assertive chili is desired. I'm thinking about a possibility of huevos rancheros, or over a pile of french fries or nacho chips, or even on a bed of crispy lettuce as a lunch salad. This was yummy! My DS appreciated that there were no beans! Made for Photo Swap. Thanks, 3KBs!