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Chili Dogs

 Chili Dogs
I got the recipe for the hearty sauce more than 20 years ago from an aunt who lived in Chicago. We love it at home or on a picnic.—Linda Rainey, Monahans, Texas
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Chopped onion and shredded cheddar cheese, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, tomato paste,
  • chili powder, pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Keep hot until serving.
  • Grill or broil hot dogs until heated through. Place on buns; top with
  • chili. Sprinkle with onion and cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 390 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,184 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.