Home Run Hot Dog Chili

I’ll put just about anything on a hot dog. As long as it’s good. But this Home Run hot dog chili? It’s not just good. It’s totally amazing. It’s the most unbelievable meat sauce I’ve ever had or made. You’ll think you’re at the ballpark for sure, and you’ll be wanting more as soon as you take that first bite.

No matter what else you want to put on your dogs, you have to start with this first.
Home Run Hot Dog Chili

Not only does Home Run hot dog chili taste great, but it is also (very importantly) the perfect consistency. You don’t want it too thick. You definitely don’t want it too thin. This is spot-on right what it should be. No big chunks to bite into. No runny sauce dripping down into your lap. Perfect!

I also love making slow cooker hot dogs!

Home Run Hot Dog Chili

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a Dutch oven or pot. Drain.
  • Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, chili powder, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Stir. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture just until the largest pieces of meat are blended. Do not over blend. You can also transfer the mixture to a blender and pulse until the chunks are gone.
  • Serve warm over hot dogs.

Slow Cooker Chili Dogs

It was not a great day for grilling. I’ve always said that grilling is a passion not a season. But 50 MPH winds and blowing rain can make me rethink that philosophy. I was still jonesin’ for a chili dog so I brought out the slow cooker and satisfied my need for a good dog on a bad weather day. The dogs end up tender and they even absorb some of the great chili flavors. Topped with cheese, onion and jalapeno they hit the spot.
Slow Cooker Chili Dogs

Slow cooker chili dogs are a really great way to feed a crowd with no fuss whatsoever. You can easily double or triple this recipe if your slow cooker is big enough, ideal for that big game party!

Also try my slow cooker chicken wings.

Slow Cooker Chili Dogs

Course Main
Cuisine American
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 8 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the hot dogs in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, combine the chili and soup and pour over the hot dogs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Serve hot dogs with buns, onion and cheese nearby. (I also like to have a few slices of fresh jalapeno for a little kick!)