Learn how to make the best hot dog chili recipe around! With only a few ingredients, you will be making homemade chili from now on. No more store bought chili with this easy recipe. It tastes amazing and makes your hot dog complete!

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

The Best Hot Dog Chili Recipe

We love a good hot dog around here. I even learned how to grill hot dogs perfectly every time! Yum! But you can’t have a hot dog without this homemade hot dog chili recipe! Don’t even think about buying that stuff in a can! This is SO much better and it’s incredibly simple to make. Once people try this, they will ask you to bring your chili to every cookout around. 🙂 It is that good!

We love this chili so much that my family could literally eat it on anything! They even request chili cheese fries! Sometimes, I will make home fries out of leftover baked potatoes. Top with this delicious chili and add some cheese and oh my goodness!!! Yum!!!  My family goes crazy over it!

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

But back to this amazing Chili Cheese Dog Recipe….

The secret to a good Chili Cheese dog is the chili! Truly it is the star of the show! We like it hearty and flavorful and this recipe does not disappoint. Top it with shredded cheese and diced onion and it’s delicious. I like to add a little mustard and it is so good! Sometimes I will use a condiment tray and just let everyone top with their favorites. You might even like it with slaw. If so, I have the Best Coleslaw Recipe! It’s delicious.  My family is divided on whether or not they like slaw. I love it and if you’re family does as well, they will absolutely love this recipe.

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

This is a favorite dinner around here and one we also like to serve for guests. I love to use these adorable hot dog trays. They are plastic and reusable so I feel like I really get my money’s worth. This is perfect for a fun and easy weeknight dinner. Truly it does not get any easier or cuter than this! 🙂

We also like to serve just a Chili Cheese Dog. Have you tried one? This is simply everything BUT the hot dog! It’s amazing! Now for this, I normally cut a big wedge of cheese instead of the shredded. It serves as the “hot dog”. Top with chili and it will melt this cheese and just make it so delicious. Add some onion, mustard and whatever you prefer. So good! Sometimes, I even like to mix things up and use a variety of cheese. Colby is really good and Pepper Jack spices it up a bit if you like a little heat. Once I had leftover Mexican Cheese Dip and poured that on! It was yummy.

The Chili Cheese Dogs are really good served with Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob, Deviled Eggs or Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Oh and Quick and Easy Baked Beans is also a big hit! Yum! Truly anything goes well with this tasty Chili Cheese dog recipe!  If it’s a crazy busy night, you could even just serve with some potato chips!

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

I love these fun checkered plates and napkins. Perfect for a cookout of if guests are coming! So many options and they go really well with the cute hot dog holders.

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

You’re family will agree that this is the Best Chili for Chili Dogs!

Don’t skimp on the spices. The chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder all come together to make this the best chili. Don’t leave any of these out or it will not taste the same!

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 8 Hot Dogs
  • 1 tbsp Salsa
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 8 Hot Dog Buns
  • Diced Onions (optional)
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • Mustard (optional)

How to make Chili Cheese Hot Dog Recipe:

1. Brown ground beef and drain thoroughly.

2. Add onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, tomato paste, ketchup, salsa and ½ cup water to the ground beef.  Mix and simmer 20 minutes.

3. Heat hot dogs in boiling water or grill them.

4. Toast buns in 300 degree oven until slightly crisp.

5. Top hot dogs with mustard and onion if you desire and add chili and cheese.

Serve immediately.

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

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The Best Hot Dog Chili Recipe

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This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It’s the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Calories 499
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 8 Hot Dogs
  • 1 tbsp Salsa
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 8 Hot Dog Buns
  • Diced Onions optional
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • Mustard optional

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef and drain thoroughly.
  • Add onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, tomato paste, ketchup, salsa and ½ cup water to the ground beef. Mix and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Heat hot dogs in boiling water or grill them.
  • Toast buns in 300 degree oven until slightly crisp.
  • Top hot dogs with mustard and onion if you desire and add chili and cheese.

Recipe Notes

This one pot meal is perfect for busy nights!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 499kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 26g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 817mg, Potassium 378mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 665IU, Vitamin C 1.4mg, Calcium 304mg, Iron 4.1mg

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This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!

If you’re kids like hot dogs, they will also love this easy Corndog Muffin Recipe! These are great to pop into lunch boxes for a quick lunch at school or on the go. Very simple!

I’m also thinking about making this Chili Dog Casserole! It reminds me of Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole but with hot dogs and chili. Yum! This one pot meal is perfect for busy nights. You could even use a disposable pan and keep it all very simple. Sometimes, we all just have days where we need simple. 🙂

Let us know what you think about The Best Hot Dog Chili Recipe!

What’s your favorite hot dog topping? I love to try new things.

This homemade hot dog chili recipe is amazing. It is the best hot dog chili recipe ever! Perfect for Chili Cheese Dog recipe. It's the best chili for Chili Dogs. Truly the best chili cheese hot dog recipe!


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  1. I used to work at a 50’s diner that served Coney Dogs—looks similar to this. It was a secret family recipe that even the staff didn’t know the recipe! The only thing I know for sure is that they added shredded potatoes to it. ? Don’t know the amounts—just saw them shredding a BUNCH of potatoes to make BIG batches—then they froze it in smaller batches until we were ready for another batch. We went through a LOT—our Coney Dogs were famous & known as the best around! Might need to experiment & see if I can find a similar match. (The Diner went out of business…

  2. 4 stars
    The taste is very good, however it is not very saucy… only need it for one evening but I like a little more sauce.

  3. 5 stars
    I would love to try this recipe you have made me so hungry. Got to get up from this chair and rattle some pots and pans??????

  4. Looks delicious! Looking to do this for a grad party – we’re grilling different meats – brats and dogs!

    How much would I make for a large crockpot full? Triple the recipe? Or more?

    Thank you!

  5. I haven’t tried that before but I think that you could easily triple the recipe or makes 4 batches and it should fit easily in a large crock pot.