Today I’m bringing you our recipe for hot dog chili sauce. The term “sauce” is used loosely here because we drain the liquid out when we top our dog with it. It’s a highly seasoned loose meat sauce that takes dogs to a whole new level – and it is perfect to add to your summertime arsenal. This hot dog chili sauce recipe will transform your hot dog experience.
The great thing is that this recipe makes a lot so I usually make it once and freeze it in family sized portions to reheat later. One cooking session – lots of delicious hot dog meals with all the trimmings. Can’t beat that with a stick!
If you are new to make this hot dog easy sauce, no worries I walk you through hit. Great for birthday parties, summer cookouts and so much more. Pile on your favorite toppings like chopped onions, pickle relish, cheese, and more.
- ground beef
- chili powder
- black pepper
How to Make
You’ll also need some water but most of us are tremendously blessed in that we have it just flowing out of the faucets.
Place all of your beef in a large pot and add enough water to cover.
Use your hands and smoosh all of the beef until it is completely spread out in the water like this.
I know this may seem gross to some of you but trust me, there are far worse things to have to do. We will not go into those now, but know that if examples did not immediately come to your mind, life will offer them up in due time and you’ll find yourself looking back on smooshing ground beef in water as one of the lesser happenings on the scale of grossness. Trust me.
Add all of your seasonings.
Stir well and put over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.
Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about an hour.
Ladle the grease off of the top of the chili and discard.
Use a slotted spoon to spoon it out and put it on top of your hot dogs.
Some might look at this and say “But that doesn’t make sense. You’ve taken a meat hot dog and added another meat to it.” To them I would say “Yes I have, and your appreciation is noted.” 🙂
You are more than welcome to swap the ground beef for a ground turkey if you would like. You will follow the same ingredients as the recipe. It will just give the hot dogs a leaner take to them.
Freezing the meat is super easy to do. Just take what you don’t eat and place in a freezer bag, or even a sealable freezer container. You can freeze the meat mixture for 3-4 months. Then when you are ready to reheat, simply thaw in the fridge overnight. Then reheat on the stove, microwave, or even a slow cooker.
If you want to spice up the sauce you can add some hot sauce in the mixture, or cayenne pepper. Either method will help amplify the heat. You can add in the sauce or the pepper as you are cooking the meat so it has time to soak into the meat and really infuse the flavor.
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 4-6 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon salt more or less to taste
- 1 Tablespoon pepper more or less to taste
- water enough to cover your ground beef
- Place enough water in a pot to cover your beef. Take handfuls of the beef and submerge in the water, smooshing it up with your hands. Add seasonings and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil gently for about an hour. Ladle off grease from the top. Remove chili with a slotted spoon to put on hot dogs. Freeze leftovers for your next cookout!
Tell me your favorite hot dog brand in the comments! You might also enjoy this recipe! Loose Meat Sandwiches