As summer comes to a boil here in Sunny, Florida, we are always looking for ways not to overheat our homes and enjoy our days. These Grilled Hot Dogs are smothered in a TASTY slightly Spicy Chili Dog Sauce, with Sharp Cheddar and Vidalia Onions. This lovely spicy but not overly hot Chili Dog Sauce; is easily made in your crockpot overnight — or during the day when you are enjoying your Summer Family Time.
1/2 to 3/4 pound ground beef lean ground beef
One small onion minced
9 ounces of tomato paste
12 ounces of tomato sauce
1 quarts water
Three tablespoons Hot Sauce
One tablespoon garlic powder
One tablespoon chili powder
One tablespoon white vinegar
One teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Other ingredients needed
- Deli-style Hot Dog Buns
- Diced Vidalia onions
- Beef Hot Dogs, grilled
- grated cheddar cheese
In a skillet, brown lean ground beef is completely done and no longer has any uncooked pink areas. Break up in small pieces with a spatula. Drain if needed.
In a large Crock Pot add tomato paste , sauce , water, hot sauce ,garlic powder, chili powder, white vinegar , cumin , black pepper and salt. Once you have added the other ingredients, you will now add ground beef and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
Cover and cook in the crockpot overnight (8 hours) on low.
Notes – If the sauce is not the desired thickness, you may add 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch if needed.
Assembly Place grilled Hot Dogs on a Deli-style bun, spoon Spicy Chili Dog Sauce over hot dogs, add diced onions.