Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Chili Dog Chili
makes 6-8 servings
1 pack cheese brats OR 2-3 brats and 4-5 hot dogs, whatever you have on hand, about a pound of meat.
1/2 onion fine diced OR 1t onion powder OR 1t dehyd onion
1 can tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
1 T tomato paste
1/2 c salsa
1/4 c Franks Red Hot hotsauce
1/2 t. cumin
1 1/2 t chili powder
1/4 t oregano flakes
1 cans beans drained & rinsed (I used pinto and light red kidney beans)
1 t kosher salt
pepper to taste
Grind or chop up hot dogs & brats very fine, like ground beef texture. Sautee ground hot dogs with onion about 5 minutes or until it starts to brown slightly. Add the tomato paste and spices and cook until it begins to brown & smell really toasty, about 2-3 minutes. Add tomato puree and salsa, stirring well to incorporate the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add beans and simmer on medium low for about 45 minutes with the lid off, stirring often.
Serve chili over fries, oven baked potatoes or on it's own.