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My Favorite Chili Dogs

Total Time
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hr.
The very thought of a hot dog dressed in chili makes me giddy. To get that straight-from-the-ballpark taste, I combine ketchup, mustard, chili and pepper sauce. —Patricia Pauling, Adams, New York

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022

My Favorite Chili Dogs

Prep Time 20 min
Yield 8 servings.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 finely chopped small onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 package (12 ounces) hot dog buns, split
  • Finely chopped red onion
  • Yellow mustard


  1. In a large saucepan, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes; drain. Add next 10 ingredients; simmer until thickened, about 45 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Cook hot dogs according to package directions. Place in buns and top with chili, red onion and yellow mustard.

Nutrition Facts

1 hot dog: 427 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1195mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.