Chili Cheese Dogs


  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped and 1/2 cup reserved for topping
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 16 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • about 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • about 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • about 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 8 soft hot dog buns
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion. Stir and cook until onions are tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and garlic and use a wooden spoon to break the beef up as it cooks. Stir and sauté until the beef is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, honey, and spices. Stir and bring to a simmer. Taste and season with more salt and spice as desired. Allow to simmer down to your desired thickness.
  4. To assemble the chili dogs, boil hot dogs in simmer water until warmed through or place on grill. Place into soft hot dog buns. Top with a heaping spoonful of warm chili, top with lots of shredded cheese and chopped onions.
  5. Serve with Fritos and your favorite beverage.
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