Sam the Cooking Guy

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4 Servings

I have a very definite idea on what a good dog should be - and this is it. By the way, life is too short to eat single dogs on a bun...

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs - go Kosher, you'll thank me later
  • 1 medium red onion, diced fine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 ounce package 'ready bacon', diced fine
  • 1-14 ounce can chili - beans...no beans, meat...no meat - you decide
  • Hot sauce
  • 4 big sandwich rolls or big hot dog buns or whatever
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Steps

  1. Boil dogs in a pot of water 5-7 minutes or until they start to 'plump'
  2. While they cook, saute red onion in oil until it softens really well - then add bacon and allow bacon to crisp slightly - remove to a bowl
  3. Heat chili - in a pot or in the crow, it's up to you
  4. Remove dogs from pot and slice lengthwise down the center, but not all the way through - leave a little hinge
  5. In the same pan you used for the bacon, sear the dogs on both "open sides" until juicy, glistening and starting to brown
  6. Heat broiler and brown buns just slightly
  7. Build it like this - place 2 seared dogs on a bun, top with chili, top with onion & bacon, top with hot sauce then a final topping with the cheddar and stick under the broiler until melty
  8. My bet is nothin' will top this...