1930's - 1940's Coney Island Hot Dog Chili

1930’s - 1940’s Coney Island Hot Dog Chili

Recipe from Richmond, Indiana restaurant
from the late 1930’s or early 1940’s

1 pound beef suet
2 pounds ground beef (good quality)
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Render (melt down) the suet.
Discard the cracklings.
Simmer the meat, celery and onions
slowly in suet. Add the salt and pepper
along with remaining ingredients.
Simmer the mixture longer to blend.

Source: Modesto Bee, newspaper, Nov 22, 1987 from a reader in Richmond, Indiana.