How to Make Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Once you serve this, your family members and guests won’t want to eat plain hot dogs again! This amazing recipe makes a rich chili sauce for your favourite hot dogs. It is a wonderful and filling substitute for the traditional fatty hot dog chili sauce in a can. In addition to a tangy taste, it is very simple to make as it does not involve any complicated procedures. All you have to do is place the grilled hot dogs in a freshly baked bun and top with some grated Cheddar cheese, chopped onion and diced chilies. However, you can add some more spices according to your requirement and taste.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hr 35 min
Total time: 1 hr 45 min
Yield: 16 servings
Utensils: large skillet, wooden fork or ladle, bowl

Ground beef: 2 pounds
Reduced-sodium beef broth: 2 cans (about 14.5 ounce)
Crushed tomatoes with puree: 1 can (about 28 ounce)
Chili powder: 2 tablespoons
Paprika: 1 tablespoon
Onion powder: 1 teaspoon
Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
Salt: 1 teaspoon
Cayenne pepper: ¼ teaspoon


  • 1

    First of all, warm up a large skillet or frying pan, placing it over the stove with medium-high heat.

  • 2

    Place 2 pounds of ground beef in the warm skillet and stir-cook it for the next 5 to 7 minutes or until it is nicely browned and flaky.

  • 3

    Remove the skillet from heat and drain the grease released as a result of frying.

  • 4

    Set the skillet back on the stove and top the fried beef with 14.5 ounces of reduced sodium beef broth.

  • 5

    Mix well and then bring the broth to boil.

  • 6

    Now reduce the stove’s heat to medium-low range and let the beef mixture simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until the liquid is thick and slightly reduced.

  • 7

    In the meantime, pour 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes with puree into a mixing bowl and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of chili powder.

  • 8

    Now dust it with 1 tablespoon of paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.

  • 9

    Top with ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and mix well.

  • 10

    Add this mixture to the simmering broth and beef.

  • 11

    Cover the skillet and let this mixture simmer for another 1 1/2 hours until it is thick. Keep stirring it occasionally meanwhile.

  • 12

    Finally take it off the stove and let it cool down before you use it.

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