Hot Dog Chili

Two pounds of ground beef, an onion, and a handful of common pantry staples are all you need to prepare this homemade hot dog chili. For more great chili ideas, see our complete chili recipe collection.


Makes 5 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 pounds lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons chili powder
2 1/4 cups water
1 cup ketchup
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Cook ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Wipe Dutch oven clean with a paper towel.

Sauté onion in hot oil in Dutch oven 5 minutes. Add salt, chili powder, and beef, and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in 2 1/4 cups water and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates.

Carrie Treichel, Johnson City, Indiana,

Southern Living

September 2004
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