I am not much of hamburger and hot-dogs kind of girls, as I prefer to eat poultry, and fish but sometimes on occasion there is nothing better than a hot-dog or a hamburger. The key is to make everything homemade so that it tastes so much better. We had decided to fix hot-dogs yesterday for our dinner so I set out to make chili. The recipe that I used comes from the Doubleday Cookbook from Jean Anderson and Elaine Hanna.
Ingredients for the chili (6-8): 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 lb of lean ground beef, 1 large purple onion very thinly, 1 cup of ketchup, 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tbsp of garlic powder or 1 fresh clove of garlic peeled and crushed, 1 tsp of dry mustard, 1 tsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of white vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 cup of water or more ( up to 1 cup if it is to thick), cayenne pepper.
Place 1 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and warm it up on middle-high heat. After a few minutes, when the olive oil is hot, add 3/4 of the diced onions and saute them. When the onions are becoming translucent, add the ground beef and cook while stirring until the meat turns brown. Then add the other ingredients, and mix well. Bring the mixture to boil, and when it has, lower the temperature and cook for 15 minutes. Add salt if necessary and cayenne pepper if you want it hot.
While the chili is cooking, grill the hot-dogs on a grill and prepare the condiments: place the remainder of the diced onion in small bowl, place some grated cheddar cheese in a bowl or some American Cheese, take the mustard out, and let your guests prepare their own. First, sprinkle some cheese on the bread or place a few American Cheese, then place the hot-dog, drizzle some mustard on the hot-dog, spoon the chili on the hot-dog, sprinkle more cheese, and end with diced onion. Et Voila;-)
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!