Makes 5 cups

Chili dogs are the ultimate crowd pleaser, and with this hot dog chili, they’re easier than ever. All you need is a Dutch oven, lean ground beef, and a handful of ingredients you likely already have in the kitchen. Feel free to add vegetables, such as a can of Rotel diced tomatoes or sliced jalapeños, to take things up a notch. For additional flavor, try substituting the water with beef broth. 

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Beckyhamrick's Review

April 16, 2014
This is a great chili recipe.. It's easy to make, and has a wonderful flavor..

paget87's Review

May 14, 2010
This is a very good recipe and is easy to make. Some family members do not care for onions, I left them out and it turned out very well. I will use this recipe again and again.