How To Make DJ BBQ's Super Sloppy Chilli Cheese Dogs (And Get Drunk In The Process)


“Real men cook chilli. I feel kind of dumb even having to say it, but creating a big, bubbling pot of meaty radness to feed a ravenous crowd is a skill that sorts the kids from the bros, the pretenders from the pros, and the girl pants from the big dogs.

"When I worked at a 24-hour diner up a mountain in Colorado, we had five different types of chilli going on at any time – red veggie, red meat, green pork, green veggie and black bean. That set me up to perfect my own recipe, which I’m passing on to you.

"Every chef has his secret ingredients, and mine is a fat slug of all-American bourbon. Oh, and a massive sausage to throw it on. Chilli dogs rule supreme, and they aren’t going to get any radder than this.”

What You'll Need

How To Make It


Get a big pan on a medium heat. Fry the onions in olive oil until soft. Add the garlic, coriander and chillies,  then the spices. “Cook for two minutes, then add the mince on a high heat to caramelise it,” says DJ BBQ.



Add a shot of bourbon. “Take one for yourself, too,” advises DJ BBQ. Add your chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and dark chocolate, then stir in. Fill your empty tomato cans with water and add to the mix. Whack in some salt and pepper, stir, cover and leave to get tasty. Stir every 20 minutes for at least an hour.



Around 20 minutes before you’re done, add your kidney beans. Five minutes before chow time, grate your cheese and add your sausages to a medium pan to cook. “I always use Cobble Lane Cured sausages – they rock my world,” says the DJ, of the London-based charcuterie. Place your dog in a white bun, dollop on your chilli, sprinkle on cheese and create one massive delicious mess.

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