Sunday, January 17, 2010

Old Timey Southern Hot Dog Chili

Old Timey Southern Hot Dog Chili

You want to make Carolinians happy? Give them great hot dog chili. One of the most famous hot dog chili recipes in North Carolina was made by the late Mabel Morgan of Wilson, NC. Mabel was the one who made the chili for her family’s hot dog stand, called Bruce's Hot Dog Stand. I tried to get her recipe for years and I was finally able to get it from Mabel's daughter, Millie. This is her exact recipe - and it is goes perfect with an "All The Way", Frosty Morn hot dog.
  • 1 1/4 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion (About 1 cup chopped)
  • 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbls chili powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cider or white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)
Place the beef, onion and 2 cups of water in a Dutch oven or soup pot over very high heat. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir to begin breaking up the meat. Add the tomato paste, ketchup, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper, if using. Stir well until the tomato paste and ketchup are dissolved and the meat is mostly broken up. Continue to cook at a simmer, stirring about every 5 minutes, about 15 minutes. As the chili thickens, you may need to reduce the heat to med-low or low so it doesn't stick. Refrigerate, covered, up to 2 days, or freeze in small freezer bags up to 6 months. Thaw or reheat in a microwave, stirring often. Makes about 1 qt.

1 comment:

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