1 large white onion, chopped and 1/2 cup reserved for topping
1 pound ground beef
1 large clove garlic, minced
16 ounce can of tomato sauce
2 tablespoons honey
about 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet paprika
about 1 tablespoon ground cumin
about 1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
To Assemble the Dogs
8 all-beef hot dogs
8 soft hot dog buns
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion, reserved from above
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion. Stir and cook until onions are tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add the ground beef and garlic and use a wooden spoon to break the ground bed up as it cooks. Stir and sauté until the beef is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce, honey, and spices. Stir and bring to a simmer. Taste and season with more salt and spice as desired. Allow to simmer down to your desired thickness.
To assemble the chili dogs, boil hot dogs in simmer water until warmed through. Place into soft hot dog buns. Top with a heaping spoonful of warm chili, top with lots of shredded cheese and chopped onions.