Mr. Food: Ben’s Chili Dog

What You’ll Need

  • 1 pound ground chuck beef
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 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
  • 1/2 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.


Garnish with mustard and chopped onion for that authentic Ben’s Chili Dog taste.