Eat like Sonic in the run-up to E3

Our collective journey into the culinary world of video games continues, with a sight familiar to those who watched the old Sonic the Hedgehog show where he was voiced by Urkel. Sonic was constantly scarfing down chili dogs, so today's recipe teaches you how to make some Sonic Chili Dogs of your very own. Not to be confused with Sonic chili dogs.


Brown 1 lb ground beef

Add ½ cup each of chopped onions, peppers and mushrooms (brown lightly)

Add 1 large can of crushed tomatoes

Add 8 oz barbecue sauce

Simmer ½ hour

Add 1 teaspoon each of chili powder, cumin, oregano

Add 1 large can red kidney beans (drained)

Simmer 1 hour

Add hot dogs

Cook 15 minutes in sauce

Put on toasted roll

Melted cheese (optional)

YIELD: Makes 6-8 servings