Cheat’s Chilli for Chilli Dogs
As you'll see in the entertaining section today I've come up with the idea of throwing a hot dog party and here's a recipe for a basic chilli to go with it. You could of course use a more authentic recipe (without beans) but authenticity isn't the point of hot dogs. They're basically fun food.
Enough for 10-12 dogs
3 tbsp sunflower oil or other light cooking oil
500g minced beef
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 rounded tbsp mild chilli powder or a good slug of chipotle sauce
400g tin of chopped tomatoes or 500g passata
Salt and pepper
Heat a frying pan for about 3 minutes over a moderate heat. Add the oil then, when it’s hot, tip in the mince and break it up in the pan. Keep frying and turning it for about 2-3 minutes until it has browned then tip away the excess fat. Add the tomato paste and mix well with the meat then add the garlic and chilli powder or chipotle sauce. Stir and mix well.
Tip the the tomatoes, breaking them down with a fork. Season with salt and simmer for about 15 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes before using.
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