West Virginia-Style Hot Dog

"In high school, we used to walk to the drive-in and order hot dogs after class. I got mine with everything: chili, mustard and coleslaw[."]

Total Time:
2 hr 40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
2 hr 30 min

Level:
Easy

Directions
  • Grilled or Boiled Hot Dog

  • Cook on hot oiled grates, turning, until charred, about 5 minutes. Or cook in boiling water or beer, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Chili

  • Combine 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 grated onion, 1 cup tomato sauce and one 6-ounce can tomato paste in a large pot. Stir in 1 tablespoon each chili powder and sugar, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon each pepper and garlic salt and 1 cup water. Add 1 bay leaf, then cover and simmer over medium-low heat until thick, about 2 hours. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar and simmer 30 more minutes. Remove the bay leaf.

  • Coleslaw

  • Yellow Mustard

  • Photograph by Levi Brown


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