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Chili Coney Dogs

From the smallest kids to the oldest adults, everyone in our family loves these hot dogs. They’re so easy to throw together in the morning or even the night before. —Michele Harris, Vicksburg, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, relish and chopped onion


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, onion and seasonings.
  • Place hot dogs in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with beef mixture. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. Serve on buns with toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 chili dog: 371 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 992mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • tkuehl
    Oct 5, 2020

    This was an easy tasty recipe. My husband said it was a cross between traditional chili dogs and sloppy joes. What I liked was that the recipe uses pantry staples, no special ingredients and it comes together fast. This will make a repeat in our house.

  • amsm
    Aug 30, 2020

    These were easy to prepare and I had everything needed on hand. I added a little less tomato sauce so it would be thicker. I also skipped the slow cooker step and just topped our grilled hot dogs with the meat. I'll keep this chili recipe handy to use again!

  • auntie1
    Aug 25, 2020

    My family loved this recipe - even the grandkids. It’s so easy and tasty. I thought the hotdogs might fall apart while cooking, but they didn’t. The sauce was a little thin but thickened up by the next day when we had leftovers. And the taste was even better the next day too. This recipe is definitely a keeper....a new family favorite!

  • laura70
    Jul 21, 2020

    Nice easy recipe that tastes good. You can control the heat by adding more cayenne - nice touch to have this as an added ingredient. Yes the chili was runny but who cares that's what slotted spoons are for. This could easily be doubled for a party or potluck.

  • randcbruns
    Jun 4, 2019

    This is my favorite way to have hot dogs. This is a great recipe with great flavor.

  • krox722
    May 25, 2019

    Great easy recipe, will be making this often.

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 9, 2018

    I did this on the stove top to make them quicker. Still very tasty.

  • Sandy
    Aug 22, 2017

    No comment left

  • kat034
    Aug 20, 2017

    I have been looking for a good (not sweet) chili sauce for a long time. This is awesome . . My family loves heat so I added more chili seasoning and cumin . . It's great thanks for recope

  • ChrisD1717
    Jul 27, 2017

    These were very tasty. Bit of a bite but not too hot. Topped with onions and cheese. Only needed to keep in slow cooker 3-1/2 hours and it was ready. Thank you for a new way to do hot dogs.