Beef Chili Dogs Recipe

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Danielle Parsons of Moscow, Idaho dresses up dogs with a flavorful beef mixture. "Cover your hot dog with chopped onions and mustard, then ladle this sauce over the top," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2-3/4 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the warm water, barbecue sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir into meat sauce; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook hot dogs according to package directions. Place in buns; top with meat sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chili Dogs in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p35

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mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 252920
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016 Edited Sep. 21, 2016

"Tasty. Reduced the water to 2 cups. Add 1 tablespoon beef Better Than Bouillon paste. Use 4 tablespoons cornstarch. The cornstarch really reduces the flavor, so after simmering for 5 minutes, I added more BBQ sauce. Husband greatly enjoys since he doesn't eat hot dog buns."

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