Wiggins Hot Dog Chili

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Dave T.

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@Augisdaddy

This is my version of the famous Wiggins Drive Inn hot dog chili, from Huntington WV. This is my go-to sauce, my favorite, and the one I have shared with more people than any other. I make it and divide into small packages (snack size Ziploc bags) and freeze. When needed pop a bag out heat up and BOOM. I cannot say enough good things about this sauce, it's even pretty good added to your favorite noodles or to a can of pinto beans for a fast chili. Hope you all enjoy as much as my friends and family do.

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This hot dog chili is full of flavor and has a nice little bite to it. It takes a while for the chili to cook down and for the flavors to mingle but it is well worth the wait. Another thing I really love about this is blending it to a nice smooth consistency. It's great to smother hot dog in, but I think you'll be finding other ways to serve this (like on french fries!). The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Several dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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4 lb
good lean ground beef
1 large
sweet onion chopped
2-8oz can(s)
tomato paste
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1-46oz can(s)
tomato juice (large can)
2 tsp
black pepper
4 tsp
salt (adjust as needed)
6
bay leaves
6 tsp
chili powder
6 tsp
paprika
2 tsp
apple cider vinegar
1/2 c
sugar or splenda
1 Tbsp
red pepper flakes
32 oz
tomato sauce

How to Make Wiggins Hot Dog Chili

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large heavy pot, add chopped onions and hamburger, break up. Cook till hamburger is browned.
  • 2Add remaining ingredients.
  • 3Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook uncovered for 3-4 hours.
  • 4Turn heat off and let sit for 15 min.
  • 5Very important step....use stick mixer to break up sauce and make smoother, you do not want any lumps or chunks.

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About Wiggins Hot Dog Chili

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Collection: Fourth of July!
Other Tag: Heirloom




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