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Ben's Chili Dog

Ben's Chili Dog

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ben's Chili Bowl has been a landmark restaurant in Washington D.C. since 1958. The restaurant first became famous for its homemade chili dogs. After getting tasting one, we knew we had to recreate this chili in our Test Kitchen. Our recipe for Ben's Chili Dog is the next best thing to the real version, and your family is going to devour it.


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Ben's Chili Dog

Serves: 6

What You'll Need:

  • 1 pound ground chuck beef
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 hot dog rolls

What To Do:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef, onion, chili powder, mustard, cumin, garlic powder, and salt 8 minutes, or until beef is browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste, flour, and vinegar; mix well. Add broth and cook 20 minutes, or until mixture has thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet or griddle pan over medium heat, melt butter; cook hot dogs 5 to 8 minutes, or until heated through. Place hot dogs on rolls, top with chili sauce, and serve.

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