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Chorizo Coney Dogs

Active Time: 25 minutes • Total Time: 30 minutes • Serves: 8

12 ounces Schnucks Select chorizo sausage, casings removed if necessary
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped (about 2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (8 ounces) Schnucks tomato sauce
3 tablespoons water
8 hot dogs (from 1 to 2 packages)
1 (8-count) package Schnucks hot dog buns (12 ounces)

1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until browned, breaking up sausage into small pieces with side of spoon. Stir in garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin and pepper and cook 1 minute, stirring. Add tomato sauce and water; reduce heat to low and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Makes about 1-3/4 cups.

2. Meanwhile, place hot dogs on hot grill rack and cook 8 to 12 minutes or until browned on the outside and internal temperature reaches 165°F, turning frequently.

3. To serve, place hot dogs in buns; top each with scant 1/4 cup chorizo mixture.

Each serving: about 462 calories, 31 g total fat (11 g saturated),
57 mg cholesterol, 1448 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate,
2 g fiber, 18 g protein