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jamie's doggone good hot dog chili

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
jamie Beecham
Nashville, NC

This is a very different tasting chili I made for my grilled hot dogs. It has a secret ingredient that was inspired by my Greek Goddess friend Didi Dalaba. I once told her that I enjoyed eating at an Italian restaurant here in my home town which is owned by a Greek. He told me they have a secret ingredient but never would tell me what. She spilled the beans and I tried a dish of hers with this in the sauce and said hey this might work in my chili too. Try and see if you like the taste on your hot dog.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! This chili will be super popular anytime you're serving hot dogs. It's different than traditional Tex-Mex chili by being sweet and spicy at the same time. The small amount of cinnamon isn't noticeable but just enough to have people asking about the secret ingredient. This chili comes alive once the hot dog is built and all the flavors infuse together.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For jamie's doggone good hot dog chili

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 4 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    my secret ingredient, cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 box
    beef broth, 32 oz.
  • 1 md
    sweet onions, finely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, finely grated
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 can
    tomato paste, 6 oz.

How To Make jamie's doggone good hot dog chili

  • Browning the ground beef.
    In a medium saucepot, cook the ground beef until crumbled fine and done. If there is any grease then strain the beef out ot the grease.
  • Adding beef broth to the skillet.
    Place back in the pot and add the beef broth.
  • Chili seasonings added to a bowl.
    Gather chili powder, parsley flakes, cayenne pepper, black pepper, kosher salt, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and ground dry mustard.
  • Spices added to the ground beef and broth.
    Let come to a boil then reduce heat to medium/low. Add the spices to the mixture.
  • Adding onion and garlic to the pan.
    Add diced onion and grated garlic.
  • Chili reducing in the skillet.
    Let cook. It will be done in about 45 minutes. Watch to make sure you won't have to add extra broth or water.
  • Adding sugar and tomato paste.
    After 45 minutes, add the small can of tomato paste and sugar into the mixture. Stir well then let cook about 5 more minutes.
  • Hot dog chili after it's simmered.
    Taste to see if it needs any more salt or chili added to the mix.
  • Jamie's Doggone Good Hot Dog Chili on a hot dog with cheese and onion.
    The cinnamon gives this chili a different taste but once you grill your hot dog, add the onion, chili and sharp cheddar cheese you will experience a wonderful taste.