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Beefy Chili Dogs

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Beefy Chili Dogs

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 30 mins

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Here's a dinner kids love! Simmer the hot dogs in the homemade beef chili and then place in buns and top with the meaty mixture. You can also make the chili in the slow cooker.


  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 4 - ounce can diced green chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 frankfurters
  • 10 frankfurter buns, split and toasted
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Yellow mustard


  1. For meat sauce: In a large skillet, cook ground beef, 1 cup chopped onion and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, chili peppers, chili powder, 1 tablespoon mustard, sugar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, celery seeds, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Add frankfurters to skillet. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes more or until frankfurters are heated through. Remove frankfurters from meat sauce.
  3. To serve, place frankfurters in split buns. Top each with about 1/4 cup of the meat sauce. Serve with cheddar cheese and additional onion and mustard. Makes 10 servings.


  • Slow Cooker Directions: Brown ground beef mixture as above; drain off fat. Transfer mixture to a 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add the remaining sauce ingredients. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 hours or low-heat setting for 4 hours. Add the frankfurters to the slow cooker. Cover tightly; cook 30 minutes more or until frankfurters are hot. Serve as above or turn heat to low or warm and let stand up to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

(Beefy Chili Dogs)

Servings Per Recipe 10, chol. (mg) 45, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 5, Folate (µg) 56, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Niacin (mg) 4, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 5, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 4, vit. C (mg) 11, cal. (kcal) 338, pro. (g) 16, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 39, sodium (mg) 764, Fat, total (g) 13, Potassium (mg) 251, vit. A (IU) 340

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