Chili Dogs Recipe


  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 8 beef hot dogs
  • 1 cup chili (homemade or canned)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • Mustard (optional)
  • Ketchup (optional)
  • Pickle relish (optional)


  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop griddle to medium-high heat.
  2. Place the hot dogs on the grill and cook them for about 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are heated through and have grill marks. Alternatively, you can cook them on a stovetop griddle or in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. While the hot dogs are cooking, warm the chili in a small saucepan over low heat or according to the instructions on the canned chili.
  4. Once the hot dogs are cooked, place them in the hot dog buns.
  5. Spoon a generous amount of chili over each hot dog, covering them from end to end.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the chili.
  7. Add diced onions on top of the cheese.
  8. Optionally, add mustard, ketchup, and pickle relish according to your preference.
  9. Serve the chili dogs immediately while they are hot and the cheese is melted.

These Classic Chili Dogs are a delicious and satisfying treat that’s perfect for summer cookouts, game day gatherings, or simple weeknight dinners. The combination of juicy hot dogs, flavorful chili, melted cheese, and crunchy onions creates a mouthwatering experience. Customize your chili dogs with your favorite condiments like mustard, ketchup, and relish to suit your taste. Serve them with a side of potato chips, coleslaw, or a crisp salad for a complete meal. Enjoy the nostalgic flavors and enjoy the messy delight of indulging in these classic chili dogs.

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