A chili dog is an American Classic. It’s a hot dog on a bun that is topped with chili con carne (chili with meat).
My husband Tom makes a mean chili con carne. He cooks it at least once a month and it’s one of our signature dishes at home. It’s so good that I included his Chili recipe in my book Fashion + Food: Entertaining at Home in Style.
I made my own version of chili con carne using my favorite Argentina Corned Beef. This chili dog recipe is a combination of chili con carne and a Sloppy Joe.
Who needs a hotdog when you’ve got this tasty brew:
Argentina Corned Beef Chili Dog
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
cheddar cheese, grated
Step 1: Sauté the garlic and onion
Step 2: Add 4 cans of Argentina Corned Beef
Step 3: Add all the spices. Season with salt, pepper and add 1-2 tsp of sugar. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Step 4: Add half a bottle of dark beer and the other half is for drinking while cooking. LOL
Let it simmer in low heat for 8-10 minutes.
Step 4: Drain and rinse the beans gently in water.
Step 5: Once the beef and beer have simmered, add 1 can of crushed tomatoes and 1 can of beans to the mixture.
Simmer again for 8-10 minutes, uncovered.
Step 6: While the chili is simmering, in a separate pan, cook the onion rings in EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) until it has caramelized. Cook on low heat, it usually takes 10-12 minutes to caramelize the onions.
Step 7: Cook the green peppers in EVOO. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Tip: Don’t over cook the veggies. It will give your chili dog that nice extra crunch.
Step 8: Grill the hotdog buns. If you don’t have a griller, you can use a toaster or just a regular pan. You want the buns to be lightly toasted on both sides.
Step 9: Once everything is cooked, smother the bun with the Argentina Corned Beef chili con carne. Top it with green peppers, onions and grated cheddar cheese.
Serve two Argentina Corned Beef Chili Dogs at a time because just one is bitin! I promise you, it’s that good! Even my discerning husband gives this dish two legs up! Haha!
No utensils needed when serving this dish. Feel free to use both hands and take big bites!