Chilli Dogs

This is a fun way to feed a young crowd with healthy appetites, without breaking the bank. Make the Chilli Mince the day before.

Serves 15 - 20
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1 T (15 ml) canola oil
250 g streaky bacon, cut up
2 onions, chopped
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Green Onion Seasoning
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
500 g lean beef mince
2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman’s Garlic Pepper Seasoning
1 x 25 g Ina Paarman’s Liquid Beef Stock
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Peri-Peri Coat & Cook Sauce

25 – 30 hot dog buns
½ cup (125 ml) olive oil
1 x 125 g Ina Paarman’s Basil Pesto
25 – 30 smoked frankfurters
200 g mature cheddar cheese, grated
2 red onions, finely sliced

Chilli Sauce

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and stir-fry the bacon until crispy.
Remove and keep on one side, to be used as a garnish later.
Add the onion, pre-seasoned with the Green Onion Seasoning, to the bacon fat remaining in the pan and stir-fry until golden.
Add the garlic and mince and cook until crumbly (use a fork). Season with Garlic Pepper Seasoning.
Add the undiluted Beef Stock, tomatoes and Peri-Peri Sauce.
Simmer for 20 – 30 minutes.
Taste for seasoning.
Prepare in advance and re-heat for serving.

Buns and Frankfurters

Slash the buns open along the tops, from end to end.
Pour boiling water over frankfurters in a saucepan, cover with a lid and leave to stand for at least 10 minutes.
Heat the buns in a low oven.
Mix the Basil Pesto with olive oil in a medium bowl.
Stretch each bun open and brush the inside with olive oil and Basil Pesto mixture.
Spoon 2 T (30 ml) of hot Chilli Mince over.
Insert warmed frankfurters into the buns.
Top with grated cheese, onion rings and bacon.