Recipe: Chipotle Chili Cheese Hotdog

What you will need: 

  • 4 foot-long hot dogs
  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle hot sauce, plus more for serving (optional)
  • Vegetable oil, for the grill
  • 4 soft hoagie rolls, split open
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • Sliced scallions and/or sour cream for topping (optional)

Step 1:

Cook the bacon into slightly crisp over medium heat, it should take 3 - 4 minutes. Then add the onion, chili powder, and cumin for 3 minutes until the onion softens. Stir in the ketchup and cook until it is slightly browned for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, hot sauce and 1 cup water, cover and bring to a boil. For the next 20 minutes, stir occasionally until the mixture thickens. 

Step 2: 

 Grill the hot dogs until marked, turning on each side for about 10 minutes. Toast the rolls on the grill, for an extra hint of crunchiness in your bite. 

Step 3:

Add a generous amount of cheese on the inside of each roll and add a hot dog. Top your hot dog with the bean mixture, scallions, sour cream and/or hot sauce to your own liking. 

Step 4 

Dig in!