- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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).
Reviews forBeefy Chili Dogs
"chili dogs with a kick! The chili mixture was tangy and spicy and definitely a departure from our normal chili. As a previous reviewer stated, it would make an excellent sloppy joe mixture, particularly if you aren't a fan of Worcestershire sauce that is called for in many sloppy joe recipes. We really enjoyed this version, though. My husband commented that it's an almost universal topping in terms of its ingredients and that it could be made to suit any level of heat tolerance. We highly recommend adding the chopped onion and and cheese for the authentic chili dog flavor."
"This would make a decent sloppy Joe, but not very good hot dog chili. It was too ketchupy for me."