Beefy Chili Dogs Recipe
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Beefy Chili Dogs Recipe

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For years I’ve made the best hot dog chili out there. It’s immortal, it’s family friendly, and I carry the recipe because people beg for it. —Vicki Boyd, Mechanicsvile, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and chopped onion, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 hot dog with 1/4 cup chili: 400 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1092mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. For chili, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer beef to a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Return beef to skillet; stir in seasonings and ketchup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to blend, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook hot dogs according to package directions. Serve in buns with chili. If desired, top with cheese and onion.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled chili in a freezer container. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 8 servings (2 cups chili).
Originally published as Beefy Chili Dogs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 250419
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"This would make a decent sloppy Joe, but not very good hot dog chili. It was too ketchupy for me."

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