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August 19, 2022

Chili Hot Dog Recipe – Chilli Hills’ Style

For the fans of the famous Chili Hot Dog, we have prepared our version of this classic recipe from the “street food” category, namely the Chili Hills’ hot dog – King Chilli Dog.

The history of the hot dog is very interesting and goes like this:
Around 1880, a German immigrant from Frankfurt named Feuchtwanger made a name for himself with his pork sausages, called frankfurters.
His wife sells them on the street in St.Louis, Missouri, giving customers gloves to keep their hands from burning. However, she notices that customers don’t return the gloves and it costs a lot more, so she decides to put the frankfurters in sliced bread. This is how the hot dog was born. After all these years, many more varieties of hot dogs have appeared, but we were caught by a very interesting one.
Years ago we were in New York, the Bronx, where our attention was drawn to a small street cart making hot dogs, but different. It was the so-called Chilli Dog.
A Chilli Dog is a hot dog topped with chilli con carne or another chilli sauce. Since we make perhaps the best chili con carne, today’s recipe will be based on it.

For the chilli:

  • Minced or ground beef
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Red onion – 1 head
  • Red pepper – 1 piece
  • Grated tomatoes – 400 g
  • Garlic – 4 clove
  • Hot peppers of your choice – 3-4 pieces
  • Beef broth – 50 ml
  • Red wine – 50 ml
  • Chilli Hills Smoked Red Pepper
  • Chilli Hills Cayenne Powder
  • Fresh coriander – 1 bunch
  • Fresh thyme – 5-6 sprigs
  • Cumin – 1 tsp.
  • Brown sugar – 1 tsp.
  • Chilli Hills chipotle salt – 1 tsp.
  • Pepper

For the hot dog:

  • Baguettes – 4 pieces
  • Frankfurter sausages – 4 pieces
  • Cheddar – 100 g
  • Red onion – ½ head
  • Chilli Hills Marinated Jalapeño

For the sauce:

  • Hellmann’s mayonnaise – 2 tbsp.
  • Sour cream – 2 tbsp.
  • Green onion feathers
  • Village Spice Chilli Hills hot sauce


For our chili con carne, we finely chop the onion and fry it in oil. After we have acquired a slightly golden color, add the minced meat, stir, add the broth and stir well to obtain a nice homogeneous mixture. Cook for 5-6 minutes and add the diced red pepper, garlic, grated tomatoes, smoked pepper, hot pepper, wine, black pepper, cumin and salt, stir and let it boil for 15 minutes. Add the thyme and finely chopped coriander stalks and let it boil for another 5-10 minutes.

For the sauce, mix well the mayonnaise, sour cream and hot sauce and add the finely chopped onion. Heat the bread and the frankfurter sausage on the grill or in the oven. Cut the bread in two and spread it with the mayonnaise sauce, put the frankfurter, cover with chili, sprinkle with finely chopped red onion and grated cheddar.
Hellmann’s mustard and mayo if desired and to finish with Chilli Hills hot sauce and Chilli Hills pickled jalapeños.

Serve with a craft beer.


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