This savory beef topping takes hotdogs to a whole new level. Ground beef simmers with tomato sauce, ketchup, chili powder, crushed red peppers, and a touch of sugar.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Crumble ground beef into a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in water, and mash ground beef thoroughly with a potato masher. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, salt, pepper, sugar, and chili powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, 60 to 90 minutes, until the sauce reaches a medium consistency that is not too soupy.