Barbecue Bean Chili Dogs

I’ve had my share of chili dogs. They’ve been a favorite of mine since I was knee-high-to-a-grasshopper. And most of the time that meant canned chili. These barbecue bean chili dogs aren’t those chili dogs. These are amazingly good. Think chili on a dog. Think baked beans on the side… but then, not on the side. The perfect topping for a hot dog.

Barbecue Bean Chili Dogs

I was tempted to add cheese to my barbecue bean chili dogs, but I resisted. A sharp cheddar might be a nice addition, but they’re perfect just topped with some nice crunchy onion. French fried onions… now, those would be awesome too!

Also try my home run hot dog chili on your next dog!

Barbecue Bean Chili Dogs

Course Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the chili

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans drained, rinsed
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning mix about a packet
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

For the dogs

  • vegetable oil for brushing
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1/2 medium white onion chopped

Instructions

For the chili

  • In a large skillet combine the barbecue sauce, kidney beans, black beans, chili seasoning, brown sugar and prepared mustard.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a low simmer.
  • Stirring often, simmer for 10-12 minutes.

For the dogs

  • Fire up a grill or a grill pan. Lightly brush the grill plates with oil.
  • Add dogs and cook for 10 minutes, turning once.
  • Toast the buns on the grill.
  • To serve, place dogs in buns and add plenty of the barbecue bean chili and sprinkle with onion.