I brown the ground beef and drain off the fat then add the other ingredients and I put the hot dogs in the chili to heat then just use tongs to get the hot dogs on the buns and a spoon to top it with chili. Easy.
buckwheat June 20, 2013 REVIEW:
We made this last year for the 4th of july and are making it again this year. It was such a hit. To the other reviewer, you don't need to brown the beef but you have to make sure to stir. I've done it both ways. If you brown it ahead of time you don't need to stir as often. It's just a matter of preference. When we serve this to just grownups we also stir in some chopped pickled jalapenos and call them fire dogs :)
mexi November 27, 2011 COMMENT: Do you brown the hamburger before you add it to crock?