Pretty good.... Although I generally have more time to cook on weekends, I didn't have the energy for anything but being a couch potato today (it's been a "too long" week). Because this took minimal time to throw together and happily cooked away in my slow cooker, I'm awarding 4 stars. Because I prefer a straight up traditional chili dog (this was a tad too tangy for me / my hubby's liking), I'd personally only award 3. I have never had the "real" thing before, and therefore have nothing to base my comparison on. Having said this, I do think Grandpa's secret recipe reminds me of sloppy joe mix. I'm sure this is 100% authentic, but for those of us who have not had the opportunity to taste the real deal, this is the closest thing to compare to (IMHO). NOTE: You MUST finely grind your beef to acheive a true "coney-style" consistency (thank you Internet!). You can use a food processor, standard blender or hand-held immersiion blender to do this (I used my fp). Just brown your beef / onion, drain and pulse slightly. Another way to get this fine texture is to boil your meat, (I've never tried this method, and therefore can't attest to whether it really works or not...). Served garnished with shredded cheddar and chopped red onion, these weren't bad at all. I'm just not sure they're worth making again. Thanks anyways, Sean! :-)
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Pretty good.... Although I generally have more time to cook on weekends, I didn't have the...