Food Blog : Hot Dogs

Today is National Hot Dog Day ! Do you like yours with or without Chili ? Do you have a Favorite topping? Has it changed over time ?

Hot Dogs Across America

  • New York City. New Yorkers eat more hot dogs than any other group in the country. …
  • Chicago. …
  • Atlanta and the South. …
  • Kansas City. …
  • The Rockie Dog. …
  • The Fenway Frank. …
  • Sonoran Dog. …
  • The Texas Dog.

Favorite topping: ( Ohio connection)

My hubby is from Toledo, Ohio and he introduced me too Tony Packo

Hot Dog Chili

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef 
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 (8 ounce) Tomato Sauce
  • ¾ cup  Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink and onion is soft (about 7-10 minutes). Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat into very small pieces as it cooks. Add minced garlic and continuing cooking and stirring for 1 more minute.
  • Add water, tomato sauce, ketchup, paprika, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 25-30 minutes (or until chili thickens slightly)

What is the difference between a chili dog and a Coney dog?( Michigan )

We believe that a chili dog is primarily a hot dog with chili or chili sauce on top of the hot dog. The chili or chili sauce may contain meat and/or beans. We think a Coney dog, in most parts of the country, is thought to be a hot dog with a chili sauce and onions on top of the hot dog.

What is the difference between a Flint Coney and a Detroit Coney?

This item is usually referred to simply as a “Coney,” but two distinct varieties of the gastronomic treat exist, each possessing of a fiercely loyal following: the Detroit-style Coney, with its smoother, more liquid, chili-type sauce, and the Flint-style Coney, with its drier meat sauce topping.

Detroit Coney:

 Detroit, MI What it is: Popular across the Midwest, these dogs are on the smaller side, making them sort of like the slider of the hot dog world. The all-beef dogs are served in steamed buns and loaded up with Coney Sauce (a beanless chili traditionally made with beef heart for some iron-y oomph), mustard, chopped onions, and a hefty serving of shredded cheddar.

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