- 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)
- Preheat your grill or stovetop griddle to medium-high heat.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the hot dogs are cooked, place them in the hot dog buns.
- Spoon a generous amount of chili over each hot dog, covering them from end to end.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the chili.
- Add diced onions on top of the cheese.
- Optionally, add mustard, ketchup, and pickle relish according to your preference.
- 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.