You’d think someone that described themselves as a food snob would be above such pedestrian things as a chili cheese dog… but you’d be wrong.
The humble chili cheese dog is perhaps one of the tastiest foods ever invented. It basically falls into the same category as comfort food. Simple, yet packed with flavor. Better yet, the customization possibilities are nearly endless. For example, the one in the image you see below has some caramelized onions tucked in.
An endless battles wages regarding which hot dog brand is the best. Personally, I like Hebrew National a little bit more than Nathan’s. But I’m not disappointed by either, and I haven’t had a back-to-back tasting. (Anybody up for a taste-off?) As far as the chili… you could make your own, but somehow I feel that this defeats the greatness that is a chili cheese dog. I prefer to get whatever low-cost can is available on the shelf and heat that up before pouring it onto the dog. Cheap and easy is king.