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Hot Dog Chili

Chili dogs never tasted so good. This homemade hot dog chili is going to transform your hot dog game. This crockpot version helps to elevate all the flavors of this hot dog chili sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chili dog, chili hot dog, hot dog chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 170kcal



  • 1 pound ground beef Cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 5 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar optional (If you want sweet sauce)


  • Start by cooking your ground beef until no longer pink. Make sure to drain off any grease. Then pour the meat into the crockpot.
  • Next you will add in the tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, water, and all seasonings. If you want your sauce to be slightly sweet add in the brown sugar. Otherwise, leave it out.
  • Stir well, and then cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
  • Remove lid and serve with your hot dogs, chips, fries, or even top a burger with the hot dog chili!

Skillet Directions

  • Cook ground beef in a skillet, until no longer pink. Drain off any excess oil and grease.
  • Add in all the other ingredients and stir well. Then bring the mixture up to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally, and then serve up as you would like.


 Meat - Ground turkey, chicken or pork work in replace of the ground beef. 
Sweetness - Adding the brown sugar will add a hint of sweetness and balance out the acidic components a bit. This is of course optional. 
Storing - Store any leftover chili dog sauce in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg