Premium Franks Chilli Dogs

recipe by:
The Best Dressed Chicken
  • 4 Best Dressed Premium Chicken Frankfurters
  • ½ - ¾ cup Cooked Chili con Carne (cooked ground beef, tomato sauce, chili powder, red kidney beans) *see recipe below if needed
  • 4 hot dog buns (Honey Bun brand suggested)
  • ½ cup shredded medium or sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup canned sweet corn, drained
  • ¼ cup - ⅓ cup tomato ketchup
  • Mustard to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or chopped scallion (garnish)
Chili and Beans
  • ½ cup dried red kidney beans (soaked overnight in water) or 1 (8 ounce) can red kidney beans
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 small green sweet pepper (diced small)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 stalk scallion (reserve some for garnish)
  • 2-3 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black or white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup tomato sauce or 1 (8 oz can)
  • ½ cup water or beef broth
  • Toppings: fresh cilantro, chopped scallion, shredded cheddar
Premium Franks Chilli Dogs
  • In a medium pot of water, bring to boil and cook frankfurters for about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside. Cover to keep warm.
  • Assemble the hot dogs (chili dogs) by first making a slit in the side of the bun. Insert one cooked frankfurter in each bun, top with about 2 tablespoons chili, 2 tablespoons corn and cheese.
  • Place assembled hot dogs on a tray and warm in an oven at 350 degrees farenheit until cheese has melted and bread toasted, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Top (garnish) with fresh cilantro and chopped scallion. Enjoy!
Chili and Beans
  • Soak beans overnight in a bowl if using dried beans.
  • Place beef, onion, garlic, scallion, soy sauce, dried seasonings, salt and pepper in a bowl. Combine and set aside until ready to cook. Refrigerate if not using immediately.
  • In a large pot, add oil, seasoned beef and cook meat on a medium heat stirring briskly with a fork to avoid large lumps and keep meat loose.
  • Add sauce, water and ketchup and uncooked beans and simmer on a low heat for about 50 minutes to an hour. Add drained canned beans and coffee during the last 20 minutes of cooking if using canned beans.
  • Stir Chili occasionally and add extra water to desired consistency.
  • Use as a topping for hot dogs, or serve in individual bowls topped with suggested garnishes Serve with sides such as boiled corn or a fresh garden salad. Enjoy!
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