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two hot dogs with creamy coleslaw and chili on top

Easy Hot Dog Chili

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


If you love hot dogs, you have to try this Easy Hot Dog chili which comes together in a flash. It’s great on hotdogs, nachos, loaded fries, and even hamburgers!



  • 1 lb. ground chuck or turkey
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • dash of hot sauce or worchestershire
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Brown ground chuck or turkey in a skillet. Drain grease.
  2. Add chili seasoning and water. Simmer until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Use a fork to break up any large chunks of meat. It should be as fine as possible.
  4. Add ketchup, onion and sugar. Stir well and cook for 10 minutes over medium low heat until meat is tender.
  5. Sprinkle in a dash of hot sauce or worchestershire (your choice).
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Store leftover chili in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freeze hot dog chili for up to 6 months.

  • Category: Sauces, Sides
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy hot dog chili, hot dogs chili recipe, chili dogs