A Fourth of July celebration just wouldn’t be complete without this deliciously American tradition. And just as we celebrate our cultural diversity, Hot Dogs have become a statement of individuality. Every region of the country has their favorite toppings as do most Americans! Here’s another idea that’s a twist to the traditional hot dog, inspired by the traditional "Completo" as they are enjoyed in Chile.
• 3/4 pound ground beef
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1 teaspoon brown sugar
• 8 Hatfield Beef Franks, grilled
• 8 hot dog buns, split and lightly toasted Cheddar cheese, shredded, optional
In a medium skillet, over medium heat, brown beef and onions, breaking up beef into small pieces. Drain fat from skillet. Reduce heat to low. Stir in tomato, Worcestershire and hot pepper sauces, chili powder, salt and pepper and sugar. Simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Place grilled Hatfield Beef franks into toasted buns. Ladle 1/4 cup chili sauce over each hot dog. If desired, top with cheese.