Chilli Dogs have a very special place in my heart. They bring up childhood memories of birthday parties in the summer months, with a big colourful piñata full of sweets ready to be whacked open and cool pots of strawberry jelly with birthday cake. Chilli Dogs are a mix of Chilli con Carne and a Hot Dog. I've no idea how this dish came about, but it is quite popular in my home State of Nuevo Leon in Mexico and I assume it is so all along the Northern Mexican region. I love them, they're satisfying, quick to make and most of all, delicious. Hope you enjoy them too!
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan at medium to high heat. Add the mince meat and cook for three to four minutes or until the meat browns a little and starts releasing its juices. Add the garlic and onion and mix well cooking for further two minutes.
Add the frankfurters, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and stir well. Once the juices of the meat start drying out, add the oregano, paprika, crushed chipotle pepper and ketchup and mix well.
Add the drained kidney beans and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and let the beans heat gently stirring to prevent the mixture from sticking. Cook for approximately five more minutes. Once the beans have heated through, your chilli dog mixture is ready!
It's now time to call everybody to the table! Cut your hotdog buns open and fill them with this gorgeous mixture. The kids and the grown ups will love them. Enjoy!