This is a tailgating, football watching testosterone extravaganza recipe. We especially enjoyed it while watching the San Francisco 49ers
rout beat the Green Bay Packers. To tell you the truth, I almost didn’t try this recipe because it didn’t appeal to me and I wasn’t sure The Mister would like it, either. Much to my surprise, he raved about it and said it was “man food.” And, I must admit, it has kind of grown on me, too. Put it in the slow cooker on game day and allow your guests to help themselves. Be sure to provide plenty of napkins!
I prefer it with my homemade chili but it is pretty good with the canned chili, too.
PS: This recipe freezes quite well. Make a double batch and stick half of it in the freezer in 1 or 2-cup containers (leave headroom for expansion). Defrost, reheat, and serve over toasted hamburger or hot dog buns (The Mister even has it plain) on those nights you just don’t feel like cooking. Easy-peasy!
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 15-ounce can chili with beans or 2 cups homemade chili with beans
1/2 pound hot dogs, cut diagonally in 1/4 to 1/2” slices
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/4 cup chopped green peppers
8 hamburger or hot dog buns, split and toasted
Lightly brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet.
Add chili, hot dogs, soup, chili sauce, and green pepper.
Heat thoroughly. Serve over toasted buns. Garnish with additional cooked hot dog slices (if desired).
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