The classic Chili Dog is a staple for summer BBQs. This Homemade Hot Dog Chili recipe is perfect to top your favorite hot dogs. Load the hot dogs up with chili and top with shredded cheese for the perfect summer meal.
Growing up outside of Cincinnati Chili Dogs are a staple to the menus there. I love a good Hot Dog Chili and growing up we ate Cincinnati Chili all the time.
Cincinnati Chili is great on hot dogs, but it is a tad bit runny. This Hot Dog Chili recipe is perfect for a thicker chili for topping hot dogs.
How to make Hot Dog Chili:
Hot Dog Chili is very easy to make. You start by cooking your ground beef and then adding in the tomato sauce.
Add in your spices, ketchup and Worcestershire and cook it until it thickens up.
Serve hot on top of hot dogs. Load it up with some cheddar cheese and enjoy.
- Ground Beef
- Tomato Sauce and Ketchup
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Seasoning: Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Salt
Step One - Add ground beef and water to a saucepan deep skillet. Cook and crumble ground beef until browned then stir in tomato sauce.
Step Two - Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Mix together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
Step Three - Optional: serve over a hot dog and top with diced onions and shredded cheese.
How to properly serve Hot Dog Chili:
First, you want to serve it hot, and you want your hot dogs to be cooked and ready at the same time. Take the hot dog in a bun and load as much chili as you want on them. Yes, this meal is supposed to be messy.
Second, on top of the chili top with diced onions and shredded cheddar cheese. The more onions and cheese the better in my opinion.
What to serve with Hot Dogs?
Classic Potato Salad - This recipe was passed down from my mother and my all-time favorite potato salad recipe. This Classic Potato Salad will need to be at your next grill out or picnic!
Broccoli Salad - The best Broccoli Salad! Broccoli, carrots, raisins and even bacon tossed in a simple homemade dressing. It will be great for your next summer BBQ!
Classic Pasta Salad - This Classic Pasta Salad is a staple around here! No matters on your menu this summer this pasta salad will be the perfect side dish. It's simple to make and taste amazing.
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Hot Dog Chili
- 1 pound ground beef
- ⅓ cup water
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- Add ground beef and water to a saucepan deep skillet. Cook and crumble ground beef until browned then stir in tomato sauce.
- Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Mix together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
- Optional: serve over a hot dog and top with diced onions and shredded cheese.
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