West Virginia Style Hot Dog

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 hot dogs

4 hot dog buns 

1 cup Chili, recipe follows

1 cup store-bought coleslaw

1 tablespoon yellow mustard 


2 pounds lean ground beef

1 medium yellow onion, grated 

One 16-ounce can tomato sauce 

One 12-ounce can tomato paste 

2 tablespoons chili powder 

2 tablespoons sugar 

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

1 teaspoon garlic salt 

2 bay leaves 

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 


  1. Grill, steam or boil the hot dogs. In the meantime, heat the Chili until hot throughout. Place each hot dog in a bun, and top each with a generous amount of Chili, coleslaw and yellow mustard, and then serve.


  1. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, combine the beef (do not brown first), onions, tomato sauce, paste, chili powder, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic salt and 2 cups water. Mix until combined, then add the bay leaves. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 2 hours.
  2. Stir in the vinegar and simmer another 30 minutes.