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Hot dogs topped with chili on a blue plate.

Hot Dog Chili

Liven up your hot dogs with this homemade hot dog chili. Super easy to make with a few simple ingredients, it's one tasty topping!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili for hot dogs, homemade chili hot dogs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Tanya



  • Place ground beef in a heavy-bottomed large pot and cover with water. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring to break up the clumps.
  • Once beef is browned, add the remaining ingredients.
  • Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hr, stirring occasionally.

Electric Pressure Cooker Directions.

  • Reduce the amount of water in the ingredients by ½ cup.
  • Add ground beef and water to the pressure cooker. Break up the ground beef. Add chili powder, ground mustard, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, kosher salt, and cayenne pepper to the pot. Stir to combine. Add tomato sauce and ketchup, but do not stir at this point.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes. Open and stir. Press the sauté button on the pressure cooker and adjust to the less setting. Allow chili to sauté for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens.


  • Use lean ground beef for this recipe. Beef with a higher fat content can make the hot dog chili quite oily.
  • Serve with more of your favorite toppings for a loaded dog! Shredded cheese, sliced jalapeno and sour cream take it over the top!


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg