Amon’s Sugar Shack in Somerset Kentucky

Possibly apocryphal but on a recent jaunt across the internet we found a recipe for the chili that Amon’s Sugar Shack in Somerset Kentucky uses in their chili buns.

For the uninitiated, a chili bun is a chili dog minus the dog. It’s a regional specific food that exists in the central Appalachian mountain range.

Amon’s Sugar Shack Chili Bun Recipe

5lbs. of ground beef
4 cups dried onions
3/4 gal. water

Cover and cook until done, making sure crumbly as possible.
Drain almost all water.
Add 8 tbs. chili powder
2 tbs. salt
1 tbs. sugar
1/3 gal. tomato puree, mix well, let sit 30 min.”

The Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail: Amon’s Sugar Shack In Somerset

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