Grab a root beer and enjoy this classic chili dog copycat from A&W restaurants!
I am no stranger to A&W restaurants but I have never had one of their chili dogs. So I'm not sure exactly how this chili dog copycat compares to the real thing and I'm not entirely opposed to traveling to our nearest one in Sevierville to test out the real thing. I can say, without question, that this is a fabulous chili dog recipe and I really enjoyed the very classic flavors to the chili. Per the recipe, this is a Coney Island style chili.
What you need:
For the Coney Island sauce:
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
- 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. celery seed
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 cup water
- Hot dogs
- Hot dog buns
- Diced white onions
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- In a skillet, brown and crumble ground beef.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the remaining ingredients for the coney sauce.
- Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes.
- Cook hot dogs using desired method.
- Serve hot dogs in a bun topped with chili, cheese, and onion.
If you're up for a kick of spiciness, try these Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs. You can't go wrong with topping a hot dog in cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon, and cheddar cheese! Also, I wish I had seen these Root Beer Float Popsicles from Cincy Shopper prior to making my chili dogs because that would have been a perfect dessert!
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