Hot Dog Chili is the perfect topping for your favorite hot dogs. This easy beef chili takes minutes to prepare and tastes amazing on top of hot dogs. You can make the perfect chili cheese dog at home that everyone will love.
Hot Dog Chili Recipe
Hot Dog Chili is a great way to jazz up your football game parties, family dinner, or summer barbecues. We love setting up a hot dog topping bar so everyone can dress their hot dogs with their favorite toppings and create unique personal masterpieces.
How can you go wrong with an epic chili cheese dog!
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- Ground Beef
- Tomato Sauce
- Yellow Mustard
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Brown Sugar
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Beef Stock
Additional toppings - cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard, relish, diced onions, or anything you love on a hot dog.
Ground Beef - You can easily substitute ground turkey for this recipe or a veggie option. If you switch to a vegetarian beef just make sure you switch to a vegetable stock.
Skillet - You want to use a skillet or dutch oven large enough to brown the ground beef until no longer pink. The skillet needs to be able to hold all the ingredients while they simmer.
Hamburger Mix n Chop - The hamburger mix and chop is our favorite way to break up the ground beef into small chunks. You don't want giant chunks of ground beef in your hot dog chili sauce.
We paired this hot dog chili with air fryer hot dogs.
You want to plan to simmer the beef hot dog chili for a minimum of 15 minutes. We simmer our chili for over an hour so it is always hot and ready. Just make sure the chili does not burn to the bottom of the pan. You will want to keep an eye on the heat.
This chili does not have beans in it but you can add in drained beans if you like them.
If you want a super smooth hot dog chili you can use an immersion blender to really break down the ground beef and mix everything together.
If you are feeding a crowd you can update the recipe below and change the number of servings to adapt this recipe to bigger serving size.
If you need this chili to stay warm all day long for an event you can transfer it to a crockpot and keep it on warm.
If you have extra chili you don't want to freeze you can use it on tater tots or french fries for a fun topping.
Can You Freeze Hot Dog Chili?
Yes, You can easily make a double batch and freeze the leftovers for another day. Just place the chili once it has cooled in a freezer bag or airtight container and store it in the freezer. Don't forget to label the container with the recipe name and date.
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Hot Dog Chili Recipe
- Brown ground beef and onion over medium heat, drain any fat from the pan.
- Add beef and onion back to the pan, add in remaining ingredients and stir together.
- Simmer for 15-20 minutes until you get your desired consistency.
- Serve over hot dogs