Chili Barbequed Wiener Coins

The year I spent as a fourth grader was terrific.  The whole milk in the cafeteria was ice cold, I was chin-up champion, and, in front of the entire class, Tony Gamez specified in explicit detail which organ he’d donate to his girlfriend on the occasion of his death.  We were 10.  We were rapidly stumbling toward enlightenment.  Astoundingly, barbequed wiener coins were the favored lunch thorughout that school year. 




1 can (6 oz) Tomato Paste

1 Can tomato sauce

½ C vegetable juice

¼ C brown sugar

¼ C red wine vinegar

1 T chili powder

1 T rehydrated and chopped chipotle chilies

1 t garlic powder

1 t barbeque seasoning (Penzey’s)

½ C diced onions

1 lb hot dogs, cut into coins (we used some turkey and some pork).




  1. Mix everything in a sauce pan.
  2. Simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Serve with white bread or rice.
Chili Barbequed Wiener Coins *  A consensus "best hot dog chili."

Chili Barbequed Wiener Coins
* A consensus “best hot dog chili.”

Tasting Notes:


Mrs. Chili365 returned from work in an upbeat mood which was further augmented by “hot dog chili.”  Pre stated that the dish was wiener-rific.  Chili Jr and I found the dish to be outstanding.   I’m telling you, this chili had a really nice whang to it. There is no understating how very good this chili tasted.  Furthermore, there is no understating how very thankful I am that decades later, the meal time conversation was not nearly as phallus-centric.   





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5 Responses to Chili Barbequed Wiener Coins

  1. Funny and yummy sounding, I could actually make this!

    • spasture says:

      Thank you for the kind words!
      I was hesitant to explore this recipe, but Tony’s revelation pushed me.

      If hot dogs aren’t your thing, the Chili-BBQ sauce is really good on its own.

  2. Is that a Beagle in that chili? Awesome.

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