1 1/2cupsof minced hydrated onions - soaked & drainedwe used 3/4 cup, and yes use dry onions you've rehydrated by soaking in water for 10 minutes
1/2cupof finely chopped CELERYsecret ingredient....and the smaller the chop, the better....
1 1/2lbs.ground beef/hamburger meat
3TBsp.freshly squeezed lemon juiceyes, only fresh
1pkg. McCormick's Mild Chili Seasoning
1tsp.regular yellow jar mustard
1 1/2TBspworcestershire sauce
4TBsp.of brown sugar
for the dogs
1package hot dogs
Buns for hot dogs
Colby Jack Cheeseshredded
Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat.
Add the celery and onions and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
In separate pan, brown the ground beef & drain the grease.
Place in a large stock pot or slow cooker, add the onions and celery and all remaining ingredients and simmer for one hour or cook on low or warm for a few hours, like 3-4. *see note for further instructions*
Place hot dogs in their buns, top with chili, then cheese and place under a broiler to melt.
If you'd like to prep everything in the slow cooker and have it ready for guests you can wrap the hot dogs in a napkin, microwave for 20 seconds to get rid of some of the grease, then add them into the slow cooker with the chili to simmer for an hour on low or warm. Serve when guests arrive.Or if you make the chili in a stock pot and don't wish to add the dogs, just assemble the chili dogs in a baking pan or on a baking sheet, top with cheese and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or broil for 1 minute once guests arrive. Everything will be done all at once!
Chili Cheese Dogs in the Slow Cooker or Oven
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 + BEST Easy Beef Recipes for Dinner
Keyword: APPETIZER, beef, cheese, chili cheese dogs, game day, hot dogs, Our Top 10 Best Chili Recipes, party food