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Original Coney Island Chili
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Makes 4 to 6 dogs, depending on how much chili you like!
80 / 20 ground chuck
pepperoni, finely ground [this can be easily done in a food processor]
white onion, grated on microplane
liquid smoke flavoring
ground white pepper
finely ground cornmeal
Brown ground chuck in a skillet. Drain approximately half the residual oil. Add ground pepperoni and grated onion and brown for another minute or two.
combine in kosher salt, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, celery seed, cayenne and combine to meat mixture.
Reduce heat and add tomato paste, liquid smoke and V8 juice and bring to a simmer.
When chili has come to a low bubbling simmer, add cornmeal and cook low and slow for another 15 minutes.
Ladle over hotdogs or grilled burgers. This is a welcome sauce for grated sharp cheddar cheese and minced onions, but a true Coney Dog uses classic yellow mustard and a sprinkling of onions. Enjoy!
Last Updated: Sat, Jan 25, 2014