I love a good hot dog. We don’t eat them very often, but when we do, I always want a tasty hot dog chili to go with them.
Hot dog chili is not the same as a chili that you would eat as a meal. It’s finer and doesn’t have beans. Although according to Denton my homemade chili recipe is awesome on hot dogs too!
Here is my version of the best hot dog chili made.
Start out with your favorite meat. You can use ground beef, turkey, chicken, or even the substitute meat crumbles that you can buy in the store.
Brown until no pink is showing. I like to use my potato masher to make the meat as fine as possible. That’s just my personal preference.
I like to use 80/20 ground beef. See all of the juicy goodness? That’s flavor, people!
Drain, but do not rinse your skillet. Flavor, people, we want to keep as much of it as possible.
Make your spice mixture. I like:
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
I only use half of a 8 ounce can of tomato sauce, but you can use it all if you like. It will just be more saucy.
2 or 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
1/2 cup of ketchup…..
After you drain your meat, sprinkle in the spices…..
Add in 1/3 cup of water and the ketchup and tomato sauce……
And mix it all together.
Simmer for 20 minutes to let everything combine and for the sauce to reduce.
Voila! You have the perfect hot dog chili.
Note: The leftovers freeze well. If you can hide them from everyone.
Here’s the handy dandy printable recipe.