I have several other Tyler selections available to me right now, but this is what suits my week right now. It seems likely that I have not broken my big toe, just hurt it badly, but it still means I have been limping as I move around, not moving very fast, and experiencing pain, so simple and easy is what I need for meals.
I'm not on Twitter, but I know that Tyler Twittered about this recipe for Chili dogs very recently. And while we like chili around here, what we like tends to be a chili made with chunks of beef, not something you want to slather on on a hot dog. Still, it looked like something easy to make and that might work. If nothing else, the boys would eat the hot dogs.
I skipped cooking the hot dogs with the bay leaf and thyme and garlic, choosing instead to just grill them. I also did not put any oil on the buns before toasting them and don't find it necessary to get a good toasting. And I did not make coleslaw to put on the dogs, going instead with cheese, cause cheese is a good topping for chili and a good topping for hot dogs.
I ended up being the only one to eat this, no one else was interested. And, sorry Tyler, it wasn't my favorite of recipes. It was okay, but since the chili consisted of ground beef, ketchup, mustard and chili powder, what I tasted was ketchup with ground beef in it.
Would I make this again? Maybe, but only if I had people over to feed that I knew would enjoy a basic chili. And I'd increase the chili powder, and maybe find something else to go in there to counter the ketchup and its sweetness.
Oh well, not every recipe can be a winner to everybody. With that said, this is still my submission for this week's Tyler Florence Fridays. Last week's selection to appear on Tyler's blog was Heather, from Girlchef, with her very pretty Roasted Chicken with Wilted Butter Lettuce and Peas. Congrats heather!