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Varsity Drive-In Chili Dogs

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Rating: 4/5
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1 comment

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 125595
cook method: stovetop

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2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, chopped fine
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup tomato juice
6 deluxe hot dog buns


In a large heavy skillet, cook garlic and onion in oil over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is softened.

Add beef and cook, stirring and breaking up any lumps with a fork, until cooked through. Drain off any excess fat if desired.

Add remaining ingredients, adding just enough juice to create a very loose but not soupy mixture. Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

Recipe Source: Varsity Drive-In, Atlanta

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Rob K

Why is there no chili powder in this recipe?

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
While it's commonly used in various chili recipes, not ALL recipes call for chili powder.

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Feb 5, 2001

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
1) this makes way more chili then you think. 2) it omits the hot dogs from the recipe. Unless this is some weird kind of chili dog, you normally put the steamed hot dogs on the bun and then top with the chili. I ended up with enough chili to go on 12 hot dogs easily. Thankfully I had more buns and hot dogs so we didn't have too much leftover. I'll make it again but cut it in half first.

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