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West Virginia Dog

This West Virginian version of a hot dog is piled high with coleslaw, in addition to the more traditional toppings such as chili, mustard, and onions. There are variations but it’s only a true West Virginia dog if coleslaw and chili appear. Try different styles of coleslaw and chili to customize this savory hot dog.

Recipe Servings: 4

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time
2 hours 40 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free


Hot Dogs:
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns 
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard 
  • 1 cup coleslaw


    For Chili:
  1. Combine beef, onion, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chili powder, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and 2 cups of water in a large cooking pot over medium low heat.
  2. Mix well. Add the bay leaves.
  3. Cover pot, lower heat, and let simmer for about 2 hours.
  4. Add vinegar, cover pot, and let simmer for another 30 minutes.
  5. For Hot Dogs:
  6. Cook the hot dogs using the method preferred such as grilled, steamed, boiled, or microwaved.
  7. For Assembly:
  8. Place each cooked hot dog on a bun.
  9. Spread some chili over each hot dog.
  10. Top them each with yellow mustard and colesalw.
  11. Serve hot.

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