Detroit Chili Dogs

READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Preheat very large pot with 1 cup of lard
  • Simmer 5 lbs of ground round and 1/2 lb cow heart ground fine on medium heat until it separates and turns just brown. This mixture must be stirred regularly and mashed during process to create a kind of rough paste.
  • In a cast iron skillet put 6 tablespoons of butter and melt it then add 6 tablespoons of flour and make a light brown roux and set aside.
  • Cut 3 tomatoes in half and roast in a 450°F oven with a little vegetable oil on top until completely cooked and starting to turn into mush with a slight browning taking place. Set these aside.
  • Add 32 ounces of chicken stock to meat simmer for 20 minutes at a slight boil then add roux, cooked tomatoes, 3 tablespoons chili powder,4 table spoons paprika,1/3 cup Plochmans yellow mustard,2 tablespoons turmeric, 2 tablespoons cumin powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, and 1 tablespoon onion powder.
  • Simmer this down to the proper consistency.