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Hot Dog Chili
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5 from 4 votes

The Best Homemade Hot Dog Chili

Hot dog chili is the quintessential topping for the classic chili dog, and it is quick and easy to prepare in your own kitchen!
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 109kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili seasoning
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


  • Add ground beef to a medium pot or large saucepan and brown over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground beef with a wooden spoon into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Once browned, add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Sprinkle in chili seasoning and stir to distribute evenly.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, or until thickened to your liking.
  • Serve immediately with hot dogs, hot dog buns, and your favorite toppings.


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE you will also love my beer brat sauce!


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg