Chili Dogs

The recipe for these Chicago chili dogs with a hearty sauce is more than 20 years old. It is great served at home or on a picnic.


8 servings


1 pound ground beef
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup tomato juice
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns, split
chopped onion and shredded cheddar cheese, optional


In a large skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, tomato paste, chili powder, pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Keep hot until serving.

Grill or broil hot dogs until heated through. Place on buns; top with chili. Sprinkle with onion and cheese if desired.

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 390 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,184 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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