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Chili Dogs Recipe

Be sure to take some heartburn medication before downing one of these guys.

by Matty Matheson
Jun 27 2017, 11:00pm

Servings: 6
Total time: 1 hour


for the chili:
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced sweet banana pepper
10 garlic cloves, minced
3 ribs celery, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons smoked paprika
3 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

for serving:
1 (12 ounce) package of beef hot dogs
12 hot dog buns
6-8 sweet banana peppers, diced, for serving
1 medium yellow onion, diced, for serving
yellow mustard, for serving


1. Make the chili: In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the beef and cook, stirring, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the banana peppers, garlic, celery, and onion and cook until soft, 7 to 8 minutes.

2. Add the cayenne and smoked and sweet paprika and cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook 2 minutes longer.

3. Add 3 cups water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, until thick. Season with salt and pepper.

4. To serve: Cook the hot dog over the flame that the chili was cooked over until charred all over, 3 to 5 minutes. Place hot dog in buns, top with chili, banana peppers, onion, and mustard and get into it.

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