Homemade Chilli Dogs Recipe

  • Homemade Chilli Dogs

    Looking for the perfect game day bite for munching during March Madness? These robust homemade chilli dogs start with an easy, delicious beef chilli (no beans here!) that's slathered over your favourite dogs. Cheese and avocado optional, of course.

    Homemade Chilli Dogs

    An overwhelming hit in our household, perfect for a March Madness dinner!

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    Servings: 4


    • extra virgin olive oil: 1 tablespoon
    • small onion: 1, diced
    • minced beef:, 1 lb
    • tomato puree: 1 can
    • chilli powder: 2 tablespoons
    • ground cumin: 2 teaspoons
    • salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
    • pepper: ½ teaspoon
    • hot dogs: 1 package
    • hot dog rolls: 1 package


    Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a round dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden. 

    Step 2: Add the minced beef to the dutch oven and brown, using a wooden spatula to break apart as you go. Drain excess fat from the pan.

    Step 3: Stir in the tomato puree. Season with chilli powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, covered. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

    Step 4: Heat hot dogs using your favourite hot dog cooking method. Place each one in a roll. 

    Step 5: Spoon hot chilli over the hot dogs. If desired, serve with shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado, and diced onions for garnishing.

    Note: This recipe makes more chilli than you will likely use. Leftovers can be saved and used in dips, on nachos, and more.

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