| I ended up leaving out the can of black beans |
you see pictured, and apparently forgot to
include the ketchup.
My husband has very few "favorites" when it comes to savory foods. He loves desserts and anything "donut", but if he had to choose just one guilty pleasure that was savory it would be Chili Cheese Dogs. One too many late night stops at Steak 'N Shake in graduate school has positively imprinted his brain with the nostalgic memory I suppose. :)
|Just cutting these reminded me of being|
a kid - Spaghetti-Os with hot dogs!
In a deep skillet, cook the onion and pepper in a tablespoon of olive oil until softened. Add the ground beef and salt and pepper. Cook thru. Add in the diced tomatoes, ketchup, sugar and seasonings to your liking. Bring it to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes (or longer if you have time). Just because this is simple comfort food dish doesn't mean you can't pay attention to layering your flavors. The better the chili tastes, the better the overall dish will taste.
|Pieces of biscuit dough, coated in butter,|
parsley and cheese. Use your fingers to
get it mixed evenly.
|Mix the hot dogs into the chili so they|
are spread throughout.
|The puffed up biscuits covered in cheese |
make the perfect crusty topping
for the chili and hot dogs.
Chili Cheese Dog Bake:
1 yellow onion (diced)
1 red bell pepper (chopped)
1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 can diced tomatoes or 1 can sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Cumin
11/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder (separated)
1 tsp granulated sugar
10 hot dogs
1 can biscuits (pre-made)
4 Tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
Fresh parsley (or dried if you don't have fresh)
1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or blend)
|See the chili peeking out the sides? Let it set for a few minutes|
before serving. The chili was less thick than I thought
it would be, but I think that was from the fresh red peppers I used.