Looking for a delicious and easy meal to make? Look no further than the beefy chili dog! This meal is perfect for any night of the week and can be made in no time at all. Plus, it’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. So give this recipe a try today and enjoy a hearty and filling meal!
This hot dog is extra special. The chili links together with the beef and is enhanced by the barbecue sauce, which adds a subtle sweetness to complement the spice. It’s wonderful topped with lettuce and tomato, or just as it is on its own.
It features everything you’d expect from a traditional chili dog: chopped beef, crushed tomatoes and the signature combination of spices that makes chili taste like great American comfort food. But I took it a step further by adding barbecue sauce, which enhances the flavor of the beef without overpowering it as ketchup would. I also added an onion ring, which adds a bit of crunch to every bite.
- 2 lbs. lean ground beef
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground
- black pepper
- 3 cups crushed tomatoes (Roma tomatoes work best
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (I used Stubbs)
- 8 hot dogs, preferably all beef or veggie dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 8 slices of cheddar cheese (optional)
- olive oil
- In a large skillet, heat your olive oil to medium-high. Add the ground beef and break it up into small chunks. After about 10 minutes, add the diced onion and salt and pepper. Continue to cook for about five more minutes or until the onion has softened. Add the crushed tomatoes (with juice), chili powder and barbecue sauce, stirring it all together well with a wooden spoon.
- Let the chili simmer on low for at least 15 minutes before serving, making sure that it is still bubbly with flavors combining together at this point.
- As the chili is simmering, cook your hot dogs (or veggie dogs) by grilling them in a pan over medium-high heat. Top with the cooked chili and a slice of cheddar cheese, if desired. Serve on toasted hot dog buns, with mustard or relish if you like!
You can add diced green chilies to the chili mixture if you like spicy foods. You can also put the chili in a slow cooker and cook it on low for 2-3 hours.