Friday, October 17, 2008

Dogs and Dawgs

Last Saturday, family and friends gathered at the barn to watch the Bulldogs and enjoy an old fashioned Weenie Roast. While the Dawgs were beating Tennessee we enjoyed chili dogs. We love The Varsity chili dogs. The Varsity is the world's largest drive-in restaurant and an institution in Georgia, with locations in Atlanta and Athens, home of the Georgia Bulldogs. Their chili dogs are delicious. Since they don't share their recipe, I tried to duplicate it. I will admit the results were not as good as The Varsity's, but it was tasty.

Hot Dog Chili

1 1/2 pound ground beef
1 1/2 cup onion, finely minced
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 - 28 ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup

Brown the ground beef and onion in a large saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until thick. Serve with hotdogs and top with mustard and chopped onions.


  1. Your dogs look very yummy! A very close friend of mine is from GA too! She loves her Dawgs! I enjoyed reading your blog. Stop by mine if you have a chance!

  2. I am sure my wife would have loved one of those dogs! Me too, but she's the Bulldogs fan. I'm a Penn State fan but living here in GA, I get to see GA every weekend along with my lions.

    I haven't been to the Varsity in years! Love their dogs and rings.