A few weeks ago, I posted about Hot Dogs Across America, and gave you fourteen ways to dress your hot dogs. My own Blues Dogs were the last of the fourteen; that’s my “basic” chili dog. Today we’re going to look at my new, improved, over-the-top chili dog, which I have named the Big Bang Chili Dog. Here’s why:
I love the Big Bang Theory. It’s funny as all get-out; the characters are weird but loveable; and they’ve made being smart – even if you’re a nerd – cool again. And, yes, Penny is hot! Get over it; she’s engaged. Moving on…
Last Friday night, I was about to settle in for a few hours of BBT, and I was hungry. I had a hankering for chili dogs and decided to rummage through the fridge and the pantry to see what I could come up with. Oh, boy, did I have fun! Here’s a photo essay of how it all went down.
First, I gathered my ingredients – like a good cook always does. Here you can see chopped onions, cilantro, my Colorado Sauce, sour cream, store-bought chili, jalapeno slices and shredded (not grated) Parmesan cheese. Already looks good, doesn’t it?
While the buns toasted in the oven, I pan-fried all-beef hot dogs in a little olive oil. (My hot dog has a first name… it’s O S C A R!)
Before putting the dogs together, I put a nice bit of sour cream on the plate. I did this with a plastic bag with a corner cut out. I could have snipped a smaller hole, but I knew I was going to cover most of it, and I wanted a LOT of it!
Buns! Lightly toasted, not burnt!
Next up, a big slice of pickle and a big spoonful of the Colorado Sauce. You’ll see why I did this in a second. Or two.
The main attraction – nicely cooked all beef hot dogs. (My hot dog has a second name it’s M A Y E R!)
I had to use a can of store-bought chili because I didn’t have any of my own leftover from the last Chili Feast. Thankfully, I did have leftover Colorado Sauce, because I always make a huge batch so I can use it in other recipes. Like this one.
Now for some toppings – more sour cream, chopped onions and jalapeno slices.
Finally, some shredded Parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh cilantro leaves.
By the time I got done putting them together, I was pretty tired of taking pictures. I just wanted to eat!
So I plopped myself down on the floor at the coffee table, turned up the sound, and settled in for some Big Bang Theory!
Later that evening – or maybe it was the day after… I can’t remember because I’ve slept since then – I posted the photos on the MK Facebook page. Oddly enough, while I only got a few comments, I did get two emailed marriage proposals.
As you can probably tell, I had a great evening. And I followed my own advice! You should, too.
Play with your food!
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