Chipotle Chili Dogs


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


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.

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