Jeff's Hot Dog Chili

Jeff's Hot Dog Chili

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"A really good chili sauce like I had as a kid. This took me many years to get the ingredients just right. Hope you enjoy."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 168 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 595 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place ground beef in a large saucepan with water and mash the beef with a potato masher to break apart. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, chili powder, salt, black pepper, sugar, onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until the chili has thickened slightly and the beef is fully cooked, about 20 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • This recipe is great with ground turkey. Add a little oil to the pan if using turkey.
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  1. 99 Ratings


I made this last night for hot dogs. In the south we eat homemade slaw, homemade chili, diced sweet onions and mustard on our dogs. This was perfect for a southern hot dog! I used beef broth instead of water. Since I was using 80/20 beef I just cooked my beef and mashed it, drained it, and added it back to pan. Then added the beef broth as needed. I used Rotel's tomato sauce with diced green chiles (try it if you can still find it). I used a small 8 oz can of the tomato/chile sauce for 1.5 lbs of beef. Otherwise, I followed the recipe to a T. Absolutely yummy! My husband who doesn't eat chili with beans commented that he could eat this chili with just a spoon. BIG statement coming from him! Thanks so much for sharing this one! It's a keeper!!


I made this recipe twice--once following the recipe exactly and again with some changes. As written, the recipe is pretty good but is missing 'something' and is a little runny, as other reviewers found (hence the 3 stars). I made it a second time and this time used beef broth instead of water (and omitted adding the extra salt), added 1 clove of garlic, and used tomato paste instead of sauce (made it less runny), and added 1/2 a tsp of brown sugar. I also reduced the amount of chili powder (to 1/2 tsp) to make it more child-friendly, and my toddler and husband both loved it!


This was really good, the whole family really liked it. I would have given it 5 stars but it was a little too greasy for my taste. I think next time I will cook the meat first and then add to the sauce. I had no problem with it getting thick, but I also just realized I didn't add the water. oops! :o) Thanks so much for sharing the goodness!