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."


30 m servings 168 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • 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.


  • 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. 107 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 ins...

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 reviewe...

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 t...

Made this chili last night for dinner over hotdogs,and it's a keeper. I followed the recipe TO THE LETTER. It looks a little unappetizing while it simmers, but I allowed it to simmer over a lo...

Perfect! I made this recipe exactly as is except I did not have any onion powder - so I left that out. I have been trying to get a good hot dog chili recipe for years and everyone tells me the...

This is the closest thing to the southern chili for hot dogs I've had in a long time. LOVED IT..however, next time I think I will try not adding the sugar, it was sweeter than I thought it woul...

I know everyone hates it when you change recipes, but hey - I'm not a pro and I can't customize it so don't read on if you're annoyed by my notes. Watching fat, so I opted to combine the meat &...

Awesome quick hot dog chili. Great in a pinch. Browned and drained the beef first. Used whole can of tomato sauce w/green chili, 1 Tbsp tomato paste, and 2/3 C water, and boiled down to thick...

I am wiping a tear from my eye, Jeff!!! This is awesome! As a child, I practically lived on 'chili buns' (just chili in a hot dog bun) from a drive-in restaurant in my hometown in North Carol...