Slow Cooker Down-Home Chili Dogs

I was researching inexpensive lunch ideas for a crowd. That’s when I came across the idea for these slow cooker down-home chili dogs. We were challenged to feed close to 50 people for less than $100 (before prices went crazy!). It didn’t have to be fancy. But it did have to be good. These dogs satisfied the criteria perfectly. They’re easy, taste great, and are easy to transport. Win!

Slow Cooker Down-Home Chili Dogs

Slow cooker down-home chili dogs are perfect for those lovers of sloppy, dripping, great dogs. You can also warm these in a crockpot without any additional ingredients. Between the two you can feed a crowd, satisfying those chili dog lovers and those that prefer their dogs a little more ‘plain’. Just set up a hot dog bar nearby with ketchup, mustard, mayo (yes, mayo), chopped onion, jalapenos, cheese… all the favorites!

The best way to get super-melted creamy cheddar on top of these dogs is to shred it by hand. Don’t use that pre-shredded stuff. It contains additives to keep it from sticking together and clumping. Those additives also keep it from melting well.

Also try my delicious slow cooker Sloppy Joes.

Slow Cooker Down-Home Chili Dogs
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Slow Cooker Down-Home Chili Dogs

Slow cooker down-home chili dogs are perfect for those lovers of sloppy, dripping, great dogs.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, crockpot, hot dogs, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 451kcal
Author Mike

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown the beef in a skillet, breaking apart as it cooks. Drain.
  • Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray. Add the hot dogs. Top with the cooked beef. Sprinkle with the onion.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Pour over the hot dogs.
  • Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours.
  • Serve dogs on buns topped with the chili sauce and plenty of cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1115mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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
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5 from 1 vote

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!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, crockpot, hot dogs, slow cooker
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 394kcal
Author Mike

Equipment

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!)

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1043mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.