Quick Chili Cheese Dogs (Homemade Hot Dog Chili)

Quick Chili Cheese Dogs with Homemade Hot Dog Chili – hot dogs topped with a quick homemade chili, cheese, and green onions. SO easy and they taste great! Ground beef, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper, and water. The homemade chili is good enough to stand on its own, but it really puts the hot dogs over the top. I get hungry just thinking about these yummy chili dogs! All you need is some baked beans and coleslaw and you are set!

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Homemade Chili Cheese Hot Dogs

The 4th of July is next week, and these Quick Chili Cheese Dogs are going to be our menu. This is a super quick recipe and tastes fantastic. The homemade chili is good enough to stand on its own, but it really puts the hot dogs over the top. I get hungry just thinking about these yummy chili dogs! All you need is some baked beans and coleslaw and you are set!

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How to Make Homemade Hot Dog Chili

This hot dog chili is very easy to make. In a large skillet, cook ground chuck until browned. Drain fat. Add onion flakes and garlic. Cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper, and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve the chili over hotdogs and top with cheese and green onions.

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for the ground beef in this recipe.
  • The chili can be made ahead of time and reheated in the microwave or the stove when you are ready to assemble these chili dogs.
  • Can use any flavor of hot dogs or bratwurst that you prefer.
  • Can Hot Dog Chili be frozen? Absolutely! Let the chili cool completely and transfer to a freezer bag or plastic container and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw and reheat in the microwave or the stove.
chili dog on a plate topped with cheese and onions

What to Serve with Chili Dogs

These chili dogs are slightly messy. Make sure you have plenty of napkins handy! And please don’t be wearing white while you are eating these!! We usually serve these with some coleslaw, chips, and baked beans. If you have any leftover chili, it is great on a burger, nachos, or a baked potato! Give this recipe a try ASAP! I promise you’ll love them!

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chili dogs on a platter topped with cheese and onions

Quick Chili Cheese Dogs

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Quick Chili Cheese Dogs with Homemade Hot Dog Chili – hot dogs topped with a quick homemade chili, cheese, and green onions. SO easy and they taste great! Ground beef, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper, and water. The homemade chili is good enough to stand on its own, but it really puts the hot dogs over the top. I get hungry just thinking about these yummy chili dogs! All you need is some baked beans and coleslaw and you are set!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • ┬╝ tsp salt
  • ┬╝ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 hot dogs, cooked
  • 8 hot dogs buns
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onions

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet, cook ground chuck until browned. Drain fat. Add onion flakes and garlic. Cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper, and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place cooked hot dogs in buns. Top with chili, cheese and green onions.

Notes:

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for the ground beef in this recipe.
  • The chili can be made ahead of time and reheated in the microwave or the stove when you are ready to assemble these chili dogs.
  • Can use any flavor of hot dogs or bratwurst that you prefer.
  • Can Hot Dog Chili be frozen? Absolutely! Let the chili cool completely and transfer to a freezer bag or plastic container and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw and reheat in the microwave or the stove.

Steph

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  1. Can you put the finished hot dogs in a 13 x 9 pan covered with foil in the oven to keep warm for a party??? What would you suggest would be the best way to serve 24 people???

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