Hot Dog Chili
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Hot Dog Chili

Perfect for chili dogs (or even on top of an open face burger). This chili is thick and has perfect spice and flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot dog chili
Servings: 12
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce (not paste)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup minced white onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. mustard (regular liquid mustard)
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar


  • Set a large skillet on the stove top over medium high heat. Brown the meat and crumble as small as you can. Drain the fat off and add the meat to the slow cooker.
  • Add remaininng ingredients and stir.
  • Cover and cook for 1.5 - 2 hours on high or 3 hours on low, stirring often. This may burn if you leave it unattended too long.
  • If the hot dog chili sauce gets too thick add a splash of water or a touch more ketchup.

Stove-top instructions:

  • Follow directions above but add everything to the skillet along with the beef. Turn the stove to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add water or ketchup if it thickens too much.



Serving suggestions:
Serve on hotdogs with these additional toppings:
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Minced white onion
  • Mustard (yes! additional mustard is great on this)
  • Sliced jalapenos


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg