When I was a kid, there were a lot of weekends we had either hamburgers or hot dogs for dinner. Looking back, it was probably because it’s a cheaper meal, easy to fix on a busy day and we loved them. I mean, who doesn’t love a good hot dog with chili. Down here in the South, most restaurants serve hot dogs topped with chili or as we call it, a chili dog. I thought that’s how everyone ate their hot dogs…..hey, I was a kid what can I say. My hubby, who is from up North, wasn’t quite sure what to make of a hot dog with chili not to mention that it doesn’t contain beans. He pretty much loves them now. My mom and dad always made their chili from scratch. My recipe is pretty much they way they made it….and my mom still does to this day, but of course I’ve tweaked it a bit. It’s great topped with ketchup, mustard and even a sliced pickle or two. This also makes a great chili cheese sandwich…..but that’s for a later post so stay tuned.
Here’s what you need:
*1 LB or ground beef; I use a leaner beef for this
*3/4 cups ketchup or more to taste
*2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce or more to taste
*2 tsp. mustard or more to taste
*1 TBS chili powder or to taste
*1 tsp. onion powder or more to taste
*1/4 tsp salt or more to taste
Heat a large pan to medium high heat and add ground beef, break up into very small pieces as it cooks; drain if needed.
Turn the heat down to medium and add the remaining ingredients.
Mix well to combine.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for abut 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve over hot dogs and add your favorite toppings.
This can be frozen for up to 3 months.