Doesn’t matter what it’s called—–If it looks good, EAT IT!
This is what Tommy’s chili looks like…….I was there a couple of weeks ago. It has cumin in it and is thickened with masa.
i call it hot dog chili
Well here in the North Country of New York State, northeast of the Adirondack Mountains and along the shore of Lake Champlain, we call the sauce Michigan Sauce. It is sort of the same principal as what is on a chili dog, but nonetheless distinctively different. Some say it is an acquired taste, but some of us were born with the taste LOL!
Where I grew up on the Gulf Coast it was called chili. Even here in the Midwest, it’s usually chili and occasionally I see Coney Sauce. I like Gulf Chili the best, though. This one (with some ‘kraut) is from the Dew Drop Inn in Mobile. They also put it on their cheeseburgers (the inspiration for Buffett’s Cheeseburger in Paradise).
Masa. Masa just might be the secret to LA chili dog sauce!!!
Is this question the RF equivalent of “who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?”[;)]
Are you referring to the dog chili that comes in a can? Texas Pete chili sauce for hot dogs.
That doesn’t look like any chili sauce or Coney sauce I’ve ever seen.
The one’s I’ve had have always had very fine grind meat in them
Capitol Lunch in New Britain, CT calls it their “Famous Sauce”.
a friend of mine from West Virginia calls it hot dog sauce
Interdting question, elise. They all seem to call it chili, but I would say maybe Coney Sauce is closer to what it actually is.
Here in California, places like Tommy Burger use a “chili” that is actually like a smooth meat paste. It isn’t spicy and it’s definitely not Cincinnati chili.
Is there a nicer term for it than meat paste?
Every region has their own.
From the color in Elise’s photo above, it’s definitely not the ‘Greek-style’ of the near-mid West (W.PA, OH, MI). That stuff has beef heart and a deep brown color.[:p]
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