250g minced beef
1 red chilli, ﬁnely chopped
1 bulb garlic, minced
1 small onion, ﬁnely diced
1 small tin of chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoons tomato puree
1 small bunch coriander
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt and pepper
4 hotdog buns
4 slices olde smokey cheese
Method Chilli Cheese Dog Recipe
Heat a heavy bottomed pan over a moderate heat, add a dash of oil followed by the mince. Break the meat up with a spoon and keep stirring until the meat is evenly browned.Add the onion and cook for a couple of minutes until soft before adding the garlic and chilli.
Stir through for another minute or two then add the tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to a simmer then reduce the heat and allow to gently cook for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste then ﬁnish with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime juice.
Meanwhile, cook your Original Cornish Hot Dogs either by shallow frying or steaming/ poaching them.
To shallow fry, bring your pan up to heat with a little olive oil, place the sausages in and keep turning for 20-25 minutes. Alternatively you can steam or poach the sausages for around 25-30 minutes before frying them off in a little oil for a couple of minutes to add a little colour.
When cooked, slice each hot dog bun across the top, spoon in a little chilli sauce followed by a hot dog then more chilli. Top with a slice of cheese and quickly ﬂash under the grill to melt.
Talented chef Iain Shillito owns and runs Blue Bus Catering Co. an all in one mobile catering service. He loves using local suppliers and the freshest of seasonal ingredients. Iain and Blueberry, the camper-van and mobile kitchen, cater for all kinds of events, whether its a family BBQ, a festival wedding or children’s party. Iain also offers personal cooking lessons in the comfort of your own accommodation, ranging from half a day to five day courses, covering bread and pasta making, pastry, fish prep and how to prepare for your own dinner parties. Find out more at www.bluebuscatering.co.uk