We created hot dog chili a few years ago when we were exploring a Hot Dog Project. (Who knows, maybe we will revisit this sometime soon.) We decided to revive it for Memorial Day. We started with hot dog chili, a chili made with ground up hot dogs, and we upgraded it by adding ground pepperoni.
We let it slowly simmer on the back of the stove. As evening approached, we slid whole hot dogs into the chili to braise. For dinner we offered grilled dogs (with or without a topping of chili) and hot dogs braised in the hot dog-pepperoni chili. It was a great meal. Both styles dogs where crushed and our hot dog chili hit new levels of savoriness.
May 27, 2006