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Texas Dog

Yields1 ServingTotal Time45 mins

Texas Dog

For Hot Dogs
 8 kosher beef hot dogs
 8 good quality hot dog buns, split 3/4 through
For BBQ Sauce
 2 tbsp canola oil
 1 large Spanish onion, coarsely chopped
 5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
 3 cups canned plum tomatoes and juices, pureed
 1 cup water
 ¼ cup ketchup
 ¼ cup red wine vinegar
 ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
 2 tbsp honey
 ¼ cup molasses
 3 tbsp ancho chili powder
 3 tbsp pasilla chili powder
 2 to 4 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, pureed (depending on how spicy you like it)
 Salt
 Freshly ground black pepper
For Cole Slaw
 ¾ cup mayonnaise
 ½ small white onion, grated
 2 tbsp sugar
 1 tsp celery salt
 3 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
 Salt
 Freshly ground black pepper
 1 head cabbage, cored, finely shredded
 1 large carrot, finely shredded
 Sour dill pickles (not half sour), for serving
For Hot Dogs
1

Heat the grill to high. Grill dogs until golden brown on all sides, about 7 minutes.

2

Remove to a plate. Place buns on the grill cut side down and grill until lightly golden brown, about 20 seconds.

For BBQ Sauce
3

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add the onions and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

4

Add the tomatoes and water, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 30 to 40 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.

5

Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool at room temperature. The sauce will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator stored in a tightly sealed container.

For Cole Slaw
6

Whisk together the mayonnaise, onion, sugar, celery salt, vinegar and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cabbage and carrot and stir to combine, season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Let sit at least 15 minutes before serving.

7

Place hot dogs in the buns and brush dogs with BBQ sauce, top with coleslaw and pickle.