American Style Chilli Dogs

Inspired by the classic American favourite! This spicy chilli dog is a delicious treat. Tip: Add a bit of American yellow mustard for that true Yankee style dog!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • ½ stick celery, finely diced
  • ¼ onion, finely diced
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp coriander seeds
  • Dash of chilli powder, to taste
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 dry chipotle chilli
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 100g beef mince
  • ¼ bunch oregano, leaved picked and chopped
  • Seasoning, to taste
  • ½ x 425g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 Don Footy Franks, Skinless
  • 4 soft hotdog buns
  • 2 cups shredded tasty cheese
  • 2-3 Jalapeños, diced

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in heavy saucepan, fry tomato, carrot, celery and onion until just coloured. Add spices and fry until aromatic. Add tomato paste, chipotle, beef stock and bring to a simmer.
  2. Fry mince with remaining oil until browned. Add to chilli ragout then simmer for 35-40 minutes. Add oregano, seasoning and kidney beans. Set aside.
  3. Steam frankfurts in steamer.
  4. To assemble, split buns and place cheese at bottom, followed by frankfurts, plenty of chilli ragout and jalapeños.