Chipotle Chili Dogs

ingredients

4  slices  bacon, finely chopped
1  medium  white onion, finely chopped, divided
1  can chopped jalapeño chile peppers
3 cloves minced garlic
1  lb.  ground sirloin
2  chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped 
1  tsp.  chili powder
1  tsp.  smoked paprika
1/2  tsp.  ground cumin
1/4  tsp.  kosher salt
1  can (8 oz.)  tomato sauce
1/2  beef broth
hot dogs, grilled
1  cup  shredded sharp cheddar cheese

directions

1. In skillet over medium heat, cook bacon and half of onion until bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes.

2. Add jalapeño and garlic to skillet, cook 1 minute. Add ground beef; cook and stir 5 minutes, breaking up chunks with side of spoon. Drain fat. Stir in seasonings, tomato sauce, and beer. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside; keep warm.

3. Top grilled hot dogs with chili, cheese, and remaining chopped onion. Makes 8 hot dogs.

Chipotle Chili Dogs

ingredients

4  slices  bacon, finely chopped
1  medium  white onion, finely chopped, divided
1  can chopped jalapeño chile peppers
3 cloves minced garlic
1  lb.  ground sirloin
2  chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped 
1  tsp.  chili powder
1  tsp.  smoked paprika
1/2  tsp.  ground cumin
1/4  tsp.  kosher salt
1  can (8 oz.)  tomato sauce
1/2  beef broth
hot dogs, grilled
1  cup  shredded sharp cheddar cheese

directions

1. In skillet over medium heat, cook bacon and half of onion until bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes.

2. Add jalapeño and garlic to skillet, cook 1 minute. Add ground beef; cook and stir 5 minutes, breaking up chunks with side of spoon. Drain fat. Stir in seasonings, tomato sauce, and beer. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside; keep warm.

3. Top grilled hot dogs with chili, cheese, and remaining chopped onion. Makes 8 hot dogs.

Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts

ingredients

2  teaspoons  roasted peanut oil
1  pound  chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1  ounce  honey-roasted peanuts (1/4 cup)
1 to 2    dried red chili peppers, crushed
1  tablespoon  soy sauce
1  teaspoon  toasted sesame oil
2  teaspoons  rice vinegar
1-1/2  cups  fresh cilantro leaves
4  cups  lettuce

directions

Heat roasted peanut oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add peanuts and crushed pepper. Cook and stir 3 minutes more or until chicken is just cooked through. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and vinegar. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro. Spoon over cabbage or rice. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts

ingredients

2  teaspoons  roasted peanut oil
1  pound  chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1  ounce  honey-roasted peanuts (1/4 cup)
1 to 2    dried red chili peppers, crushed
1  tablespoon  soy sauce
1  teaspoon  toasted sesame oil
2  teaspoons  rice vinegar
1-1/2  cups  fresh cilantro leaves
4  cups  lettuce

directions

Heat roasted peanut oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add peanuts and crushed pepper. Cook and stir 3 minutes more or until chicken is just cooked through. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and vinegar. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro. Spoon over cabbage or rice. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

French Onion Burgers
1 pound ground beef 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 tablespoon Onion Soup Mix
Salt and pepper, to taste

Topping: 
2 tablespoons butter 
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules 
2 tablespoons dry white wine 
Salt and pepper, to taste 
3 ounces Swiss cheese, sliced 

Sauté the mushrooms in butter until tender. Add the bouillon and wine; cook over high heat briefly to evaporate most of the juices. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Meanwhile, mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix, salt and pepper. Shape into patties. Grill the hamburgers and top each with a slice of Swiss cheese. Smother with the mushrooms.

French Onion Burgers
1 pound ground beef 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 tablespoon Onion Soup Mix
Salt and pepper, to taste

Topping: 
2 tablespoons butter 
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules 
2 tablespoons dry white wine 
Salt and pepper, to taste 
3 ounces Swiss cheese, sliced 

Sauté the mushrooms in butter until tender. Add the bouillon and wine; cook over high heat briefly to evaporate most of the juices. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Meanwhile, mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix, salt and pepper. Shape into patties. Grill the hamburgers and top each with a slice of Swiss cheese. Smother with the mushrooms.