It’s so easy to grab a can of chili at the store for a quick Coney dog dinner, but the fact is it doesn’t take a lot more to put your own together. This Hot Dogs Con Carne recipe is a very simple recipe. You can have grilled, or broiled Coney dogs, with toasted buns on the table in less than an hour. I followed the recipe as written and even though it is a simple recipe it’s very good without addition any additional ingredients. The original recipe calls for broiling the hot dogs and buns, but I think grilling them would be even better.
The next time you’re tempted to grab a can of store bought Chili give this Hot Dogs Con Carne recipe a try instead. Enjoy
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1⅓ cup onion (chopped)
- ½ pound ground chuck
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1½ teaspoon light brown sugar
- 6 hot dog buns (split and buttered)
- Shredded cheddar for garnish (optional)
- In a large skillet using the oil brown the onions until tender.
- Add the ground beef to the skillet and brown until meat is no longer pink inside. Drain if needed. Stir in the tomato sauce, salt, chili powder, cumin, and sugar. Simmer stirring frequently until most of the liquid is absorbed. (About 20 minutes)
- Broil the hotdogs about 4 inches from the heat turning once until nicely browned. (Or grill)
- Butter the cut side of the hotdog buns and broil until toasted. (Or cut side down on the grill). This is fast, so watch them close.
- To serve, place a hotdog inside each bun, top with the chili mixture and garnish with cheddar cheese.