Thursday, October 11, 2007
Holy Chili Dog Batman!
We had a quiet night with our chili dogs. Since no one was able to join us, just Beth and I hunkered down with our cheesy greasy treats.
Which is a bummer since I made a huge vat of chili (is there any other way to make chili?) I got the recipe at the State Fair from some corporate food exhibit. It looked interesting, had ancho chilis and a secret ingredient, Coca Cola. The end product, even though it was full of chilis and jalapenos, was surprisingly bland. I spiced it up which helped. It was chock full of ground beef and pork, though. That made it a good thick greasy consistency for pouring over a hot dog. (But not the kind of thick greasy consistency you would find at Tommy's in LA. Which is scareee, but addictive.)
The dogs we got from Everett's. Of course. If you get hot dogs from Everett's, be sure to ask for the "coarse ground wieners." They are fantastic. The texture is a little chewy, so you think you are actually eating meat (which you are, since they make them right there.) And they have natural casings that snap when you bite into them. Yum.
We took a pretty conventional approach to the chili dogs. Cheddar cheese, chili, chopped onion, hot dog, bun. They were alright. We had them for leftovers last night and I added sliced avocado to the mix, which was pretty good. I think pickled jalapenos would have been the perfect accompaniment. Next time!