RECIPE

Chili Dog Nachos

What could be better together than chili, cheese, chips and hot dogs?! These nachos are as fun to make as they are to eat. Serve with Buffalo Chicken Salad for a winning football day!


Beef chili (ground meat cooked with tomato sauce and seasonings) is a popular topping for frankfurters, especially in the Midwest, where – believe it or not – with the addition of mustard and onions, they are often dubbed Coney Island hot dogs! –RR

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 hog dogs, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 sack yellow corn tortilla chips
  • 1 sack shredded yellow cheddar cheese (10 ounces)
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Salsa, for garnish
  • 2 scallions, chopped, for garnish

Preparation

Heat a medium skillet over high heat. Add oil, about one turn of the pan. Add the beef and begin to brown and crumble it with a wooden spoon, about two minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then add chopped hot dogs and continue browning, another three minutes. Add onions and seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and cumin. Cook another 3-5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and simmer five minutes more.

Pre-heat the broiler.

Arrange corn chips on a platter or in a casserole dish. Top the chips with the cooked chili dog topping. Cover the chili dog topping with cheese. Melt cheese under hot broiler for two minutes, until melted and bubbly. Garnish with sour cream, salsa and chopped scallions.

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