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Chili Coney Dogs

From the smallest kids to the oldest adults, everyone in our family loves these hot dogs. They’re so easy to throw together in the morning or even the night before. —Michele Harris, Vicksburg, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, relish and chopped onion


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, onion and seasonings.
  • Place hot dogs in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with beef mixture. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. Serve on buns with toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 chili dog: 371 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 992mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • laura70
    Jul 21, 2020

    Nice easy recipe that tastes good. You can control the heat by adding more cayenne - nice touch to have this as an added ingredient. Yes the chili was runny but who cares that's what slotted spoons are for. This could easily be doubled for a party or potluck.

  • randcbruns
    Jun 4, 2019

    This is my favorite way to have hot dogs. This is a great recipe with great flavor.

  • krox722
    May 25, 2019

    Great easy recipe, will be making this often.

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 9, 2018

    I did this on the stove top to make them quicker. Still very tasty.

  • kat034
    Aug 20, 2017

    I have been looking for a good (not sweet) chili sauce for a long time. This is awesome . . My family loves heat so I added more chili seasoning and cumin . . It's great thanks for recope

  • ChrisD1717
    Jul 27, 2017

    These were very tasty. Bit of a bite but not too hot. Topped with onions and cheese. Only needed to keep in slow cooker 3-1/2 hours and it was ready. Thank you for a new way to do hot dogs.

  • rllewis7
    Aug 15, 2016

    This is such a fun, family-friendly recipe! It's great for summer, as its quick, easy, and doesn't heat up the whole house.

  • Remenec
    Jul 22, 2016

    This was a simple, but very tasty sauce. My family loved it! I liked that it wasn't too bland, but wasn't too spicy, either. If my kids like it, you know it's a keeper! :)

  • KimandTommy
    Dec 21, 2015

    To me this was very average and even though it wasn't tons of trouble to make, it was too much trouble condidering what it is.

  • Appy_Girl
    Oct 31, 2015

    5 Star rating from my Kitchen. This was most enjoyable. Its got a little Bark to it. Just enough to enjoy * I had no tomato sauce so I used tomato paste and water. I'd hands down make this one again. Next time I will be sure to have all of the trimmings. Mine only simmered for about 45 minutes. I down sized it for just 2.JanieTaste of Home Volunteer Field Editor*