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The best way to prepare top dogs is with hot dog chili! With ground beef, tomato sauce, and seasonings, this recipe makes a flavorful beanless chili in about 15 minutes.

It works as a universal dipping sauce for hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs. Even omelets and grilled cheese sandwiches could use it! (Hot Dog Chili)

What is Hot Dog Chili sauce?

Hot Dog Chili Easy
Food: Hot Dog Chili (Source: The Kitchn)

From Louisiana to Texas, this Southern sauce is a mainstay in eateries, drive-ins, and homes. Once you experience it, you’ll want to keep some on hand in your refrigerator for any occasion.

It is the universal dipping sauce that takes the place of ketchup, mustard, relish, and onions! Fresh, zesty, and completely adaptable condiment that only requires one step to complete!

This recipe for ground beef chili omits the beans, unlike a standard chili dish. You may create your delicious sauce with fresh meat, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Make it whichever you like—hot or sweet!

To prepare Hot Dog Chili

This chili sauce for hot dogs is incredibly tasty and simple to create. You can quickly simmer this in just two simple steps!

  1. Cook onions and ground meat (per the recipe below).
  2. After combining all the ingredients, boil the mixture until it achieves the desired thickness.

Serve hot dogs on top with a side of french fries for a delicious “ballpark” supper.

Additional Flavorful Chili Dog Toppings

Hot dogs make the ideal grab-and-go food for everything! Listed here are some of my favorites!

  • Diced or fried onions, sundried tomatoes, jalapenos, or pepperoncini are examples of vegetables.
  • Cheese: Shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or hot habanero cheese!
  • Sauces: salsa, sour cream, pickle relish, or hot sauce.
  • Additional: bacon bits, black beans, or black olives.

How much time will it last?

When you consider all the wonderful uses for hot dog chili sauce, you won’t have any leftover. Until then, place in the refrigerator in a glass jar with a tight-fitting cover or Tupperware.

If you have a surplus, you can freeze it for a few months even though it only keeps for about 3–4 days.

Hot Dog Chilli

To get the level of heat you prefer, adjust the seasonings.

ten minutes to prepare

fifteen minutes to cook

period: 25 minutes

servings: Six portions


  • 1 pound lean ground beef 80/20
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup beef stock or broth


Hot Dog Chili
Food: Hot Dog Chili (Source: The Kitchn)
  1. Over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onions in a 12″ skillet until no pink is visible. Remove any fat.
  2. As soon as the liquid has reduced and the chili sauce has reached the appropriate consistency, stir in the additional ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Enjoy your hot dogs after being served.

Nutrition information

Calories: 229 | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg