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Chipotle Chili Dogs Recipe
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Chipotle Chili Dogs Recipe

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Long live childhood favorites! "I created this recipe for the 125th anniversary of a small town in Minnesota. They have a medium spice level, and people of all ages love them.” —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 hot dogs
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hot dog buns, split
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 420 calories, 25 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1096 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. Cook hot dogs according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, chipotle peppers, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until flavors are blended.
  2. Place hot dogs in buns. Spoon chili over hot dogs. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and salsa; spoon over tops. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chipotle Chili Dogs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p27

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"Very good. This could be a sloppy joe recipe as well as a hot dog topping. I didn't have an onion, I don't think it really mattered."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"Yum! these are delicious. I like to add a bit more adobo sauce to the meat. It adds a little bit more spice but no so much that my lips fall off."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"We loved these but they should probably be called "Sloppy Chipotle Chili Dogs" cause they are really messy:)"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"My family loved this recipe and I loved how quick and easy it was to make!"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"I made this for my birthday w/ the ranch fries. It was easy and really good. I will def make again."

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