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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 4 cups
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • vegetable oil
  • seasoned salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 10 3/4 oz can french onion soup OR beef broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp prepared mustard
  • 2 1/2-3 Tbsp dark chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  • In a stove top pan, on medium high heat saute the chopped onion in vegetable oil until translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the ground beef and cook until no pink remains. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
  • Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, soup and seasonings. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
  • Allow the chili to simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, then serve or freeze.


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.