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Michigan Hot Dogs

A Michigan Hot Dog features an all-beef hot dog with a tangy, beanless chili then is simply topped with onions and mustard.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Hot Dogs

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg hot dog buns
  • 1 pkg All Beef Hot Dogs
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion chopped-1/2 for chili & 1/2 to top hot dogs
  • 1/2-1 pound ground hamburger use a low fat mixture because you don't want to drain the grease
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbs white vinegar
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 Tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Mustard to garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare your hot dogs the usual way you would.
  • For the chili: Add the beef, onions, and all the spices right on the top. I do this because when the burger cooks, it sets the spices right into the meat. It's my favorite way to cook beef.
  • Once the beef is cooked, add the tomato sauce, vinegar, and ketchup to the pan. Do not drain the beef. Stir to combine. Put a medium simmer for around 5 minutes. It does not take long to thicken up.
  • Assemble hot dogs and add chili to the top along with mustard and the rest of your raw onion to the top.

Notes

Tips for making Michigan Hot Dogs:
  • When cooking the ground beef add the spices before cooking the beef. I do this because when the burger cooks, it sets the spices right into the meat. It's my favorite way to cook beef.