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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 390 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 1184mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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