Here's our take on the best of the (3) biggest Detroit Chili Dogs: Lafayette, Onassis, and National. We used every ingredient common to all three recipes, and then carefully picked the rest of the ingredients based on (3) months of research and from what we remember as being the best of all three. Purists will NOT include the beans. That's fine. And they may not agree with all the ingredients we used. That's fine too. That what this is all about. People have been trying for years to recreate the best of the Detroit-style Coney chili(s), and we think we came VERY close. Feel free to tweak the recipe as you see fit, and if you think yours comes out better, then by all means let me know!!