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Homemade chili dogs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by 73saint, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    We ended up with so much leftover meat from my beef ribs (https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/big-bones.276403/), I decided to take 2 lbs of the deboned meat and make a beanless chili for chili dogs.

    My personal favorite hot dog would have to be a classic Chicago style dog. For a southerner, that’s not always available (but we do make them from time to time). But classic chili cheese dogs come in a close second. Plus, baseball is in full swing so it just seems like the right time for some.

    So, Monday night I began the process, and cubed up 2 lbs of meat to make my chili. I was able to get 2 lbs from only 4 bones worth of ribs. They were some of the meatiest I’ve ever seen Or tasted.

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    I cubed the meat and left a lot of the fat on. My plan was to get this meat cooked down really well, shredded to a consistent texture. I like a chunky chili but not when it comes to hot dog chili.

    I use all kinds of chili mixes, and even do my own sometimes. But I went with the sucklebusters. It’s a simple recipe and very mild. I wanted the smokiness of the beef ribs to remain so a milder chili seemed like the right choice.

    2lbs chunked beef rib meat, one bell pepper and one onion very finely chopped with 6 toes of garlic (I used the ninja and minced it down to almost a liquid). Love my Magnalite when I need to cook something down really well, it does the trick!

    Chili all cooked down and the meat finely shredded. Had a great taste. I put it all up and into the fridge until the next nights dinner.

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    So I came home from work tonight, after a long day. Took out my chili, finely chopped an onion, shredded some of my cold smoked cheddar cheese and voila....

    Be hard to convince me there’s a much better chili dog out there! We are stuffed!
  2. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking dogs. That had to taste great.
  3. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit

    Oh man saint, that looks awesome. Slap some Fritos down next to them dogs with a little of your chili on top and that’s a party
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  4. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love me some chili dogs,Nathan's too.Those look delicious saint.
  5. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Pretty darn hungry over here now.. looks great!
  6. zippy12

    zippy12 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yea you nailed this one!
  7. Ishi

    Ishi Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Those look great!!! I`ll take a least three of them:D
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  8. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone! I admit I goofed and forgot the Fritos. That would have been even better!
  9. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Amazing dogs! I never think of chili with the leftovers. Great job.

  10. mike243

    mike243 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great but I been making my chili then running it thru the ninja and it makes it the perfect consistency for chili dogs,don't know if I would have sacrificed the ribs :eek:
  11. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking chili dogs you got there saint. Forget the Frito's and get some good crispy steak fries and smoother with you chili and cheese. ummmgoood.

    Point for sure.

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  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man those dogs look fantastic!
    I could eat that meal every night of the week!
  13. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking chili dogs for sure!
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  14. RiversideSm0ker

    RiversideSm0ker Master of the Pit

    I'd like a half dozen please. Definitely a winner.

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  15. flatbroke

    flatbroke Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    pretty good looking vittles
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  16. Lookn4u

    Lookn4u Smoke Blower

    OH Yea !! love chili dogs, look great.
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  17. YUM!

    I've never seen anyone call it "toes," maybe because I grew up in PA. I like it.
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  18. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone! Kris, you know, that may not even be a southern thing. I have a tendency to create words that don't actually exist...so that may just be a me thing lol!!
  19. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Nothing like a good spicy dog!