Hot Dog…Soup? Stew? Chili?

Let’s dress this up…

WAIT! DON’T RUN AWAY!

HAUTE DOG SOUP?

I didn’t know what to title this one…that wouldn’t make most people run. I did a little research & see that it has been given some alternative names (other than the scary ‘Hot Dog Soup‘) SO…I will first post the version I grew up with. My dad, so in turn my family, called it ‘Texas Hot Dogs’. But he also made things up while trying to feed 5 kids, along with the extras that were always around.

I have added some Googled images; to both validate that it’s a real thing AND because I find what i came across amusing, ESPECIALLY the conversation thread from Reddit! I confess…I would’ve been shocked at that breakfast too. AND i would’ve put it out there also!

I use good ingredients, like Hebrew National Hot dogs, or favorite. I like beef hot dogs but my daughter does not. Since this is at her request, always, and granddaughter doesn’t care…I’ll use what hotdogs she gets; that predicts rather “I” eat any. We always had homemade canned tomatoes but if not crushed works. Some tomato paste or tomato juice…seasoning & tasting through out.

Ingredients –
Hot dogs
Bacon
Onion
Crushed (or stewed) tomatoes
Tomato paste
Chili powder
Garlic powder
Pinch of sugar
Salt & pepper

It starts with BACON (because it makes everything better), cut in 1-2 inch pieces (& yes I use a lb) till crispy. Add chopped onions (1/2 of a large one), saute until softened, add hot dogs that have been cut in 1 – 2 inch pieces & stir…just to get a little color on hot dogs. Then add tomato sauce (crushed tomatoes &/or paste with water). Pinch of sugar, salt, pepper, chili powder (couple tbs), garlic powder. Let simmer until flavors are cooked together well…blended good. TASTE. Serve hot with a nice crusty bread.

You really can vary how you like your sauce (tomato soup) & seasonings.

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best hotdog taste test

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These things go together 😀 bacon/hot dogs, onions/hot dogs….

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.the Reddit one looks…well, not good…to me :-p

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The more I searched the more I realized I’ll probably never know. He collected cookbooks so between all that & the giant yellow one…it’s probably a very old recipe.

THIS IS IT!

And I’m trying to buy another for my twin. :-p

It’s endless so I give up.

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AND, btw, my granddaughter has now added this to her favorites! Good thing I didn’t call it hot dog soup to her! “Texas Hot Dogs” carry on!

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