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michigan hot dogs

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

If you like chili dogs, you might like these ones even better!

serves 6 hot dogs
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For michigan hot dogs

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3/4 c
    white onions, finely chopped plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste and divided
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/2 c
    ketchup, such as heinz®
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared yellow mustard, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili sauce such as heinz
  • 1 Tbsp
    frank's hot sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    mild paprika
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 can
    (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 6
  • 6
    hot dog buns

How To Make michigan hot dogs

  • 1
    In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and when it gets hot, add onion and a pinch of salt; sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Add garlic and sauté for only 1 minute
  • 3
    Add ground beef, breaking into small pieces; season with salt and pepper. Cook until barely pink.
  • 4
    When the beef is almost done, add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, chili sauce, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, white vinegar, chili powder, mild paprika and cumin; stir to combine.
  • 5
    Add tomato sauce and tomato paste; stir well.
  • 6
    Cover and bring mixture to a gentle boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes.
  • 7
    Ten minutes later, uncovered and continue cooking until the liquid is evaporated, stirring often
  • 8
    When the sauce is thick, start steaming the hot dogs and warm up the buns.
  • 9
    When ready to serve, place the dogs in the warm buns, spoon on a generous amount of the meat topping, drizzle on some mustard and garnish with chopped white onions.
  • 10
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