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Hot dog chili on a ladle
Hot Dog Chili
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This easy Hot Dog Chili recipe is the perfect addition to your next football tailgate, cookout with friends, or family movie night!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili dogs, chili for hot dogs, hot dog chili
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 72.3 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (I used 90% lean)
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 (8 ounce) can Red Gold® Tomato Sauce
  • ¾ cup Red Gold® Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • For serving: cooked hot dogs, hot dog buns, grated cheddar cheese, diced onion, pickle relish, mustard
  1. Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink and onion is soft (about 7-10 minutes). Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat into very small pieces as it cooks. Add minced garlic and continuing cooking and stirring for 1 more minute.
  2. Add water, tomato sauce, ketchup, paprika, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 25-30 minutes (or until chili thickens slightly).
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Hot Dog Chili
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 72.3 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 17.5mg6%
Sodium 397.9mg17%
Potassium 70.8mg2%
Carbohydrates 5.9g2%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 4.1g5%
Protein 6.1g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.