Slow Cooker Chili Dogs
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  • Ingredients
  • ¼ cup pinto beans, dry or 7 ounce cooked canned pinto beans, drained
  • ¼ cup chickpeas, dry or 7 ounces cooked canned chickpeas, drained
  • ¼ cup red kidney beans, dry or replace with 7 ounces cooked canned red kidney beans or 7 ounces pinto beans, drained
  • 1 ancho chili, dried
  • 1 new mexico chili, dried
  • 1.5 cups water
  • ⅓ whole chipotle chili in adobo sauce plus 2-3 tsp sauce from adobo sauce can
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ⅓ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/ tsp soy sauce
  • 1 can Hunt's tomato sauce, 14.5 oz
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-4 tbsps sugar or to taste
  • Few tbsps of tomato ketchup to balance the flavors
  • Smoked Turkey Hot dogs (or your choice of meat or veggie hot dogs)
  • Red onions, chopped
  • Jalapeno, chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Crushed Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded smoked gouda cheese
  1. Instructions
  2. If cooking beans at home : Soak all three beans overnight if possible. Before cooking, boil all three beans together either in pressure cooker or in a pot. Keep it aside.
  3. In a pot, bring 1.5 cups water to boil. Add both ancho and new mexico chilies and let it soften by boiling on medium heat for good 10-15 minutes. Add more water if it starts to get dry. Once done grind it to a fine paste along with chipotle chili.
  4. In a big pot, add oil. Once hot, to it add garlic cloves and onion. Saute for few minutes until fragrant. Add cumin powder, oregano, soy sauce to it. Stir and add the chili paste to it. Let it cook for few minutes. Add half of the boiled beans along with their water. Remaining half of the beans, grind them coarsely. Add them to the pot as well. Stir it around and add the tomato sauce as well. Add salt as per taste. Now transfer all the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on high for 30 mins - 1 hour or on high for 2-4 hours if you have lot of time on hand. Keep an eye as if it starts to get dry, you will need to add some water.Once ready, taste and add the remianing seasonings. Adjust as per your taste.
  5. ** Remember chili keeps getting better the longer it sits.
  6. For making chili dogs, toast your hot dog buns and grill or cook hot dogs. Now add some chili in between the buns and place a cooked hot dog. Top it with more chili, onions, jalapenos, tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese and enjoy! You can serve more chili on the side as well.
Chili stays good in fridge for upto a week and infact becomes better with time!
Sometimes I like to freeze it in an airtight conatiner for upto 1-2 months.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at