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Hot Dog Chili

Hot Dog Chili

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword hot-dog-chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 156kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can French onion soup OR beef stock
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp prepared mustard
  • 2 ½-3 Tbsp dark chili powder adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp paprika


  • In a stove top pan, on medium high heat sauté the chopped onion in vegetable oil until translucent.
  • Add ground beef cooking until no pink remains. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
  • To the beef add ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, soup, chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne and paprika. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Simmer uncovered on low heat for 30 minutes, then serve or freeze. (Makes about 4 cups)


a) For a timesaver, make a large batch and freeze it in separate portions for future meals.
b) You may substitute beef broth in place of french onion soup, and tomato sauce or Heinz chili sauce in the same amount in place of ketchup, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg