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Whether you're tailgating, watching the big game at home, or just planning a family movie night, this Texas chili dog is guaranteed to please. Delicious Ball Park Brand franks are even better when topped with hearty Texas chili, freshly grated cheese, and chopped sweet onion. You can always add a few slices of jalapeño, if you like it hot. Tater Tots or Fritos make the best sides.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
50 mins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Brown ground beef in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan for about 10 minutes over medium heat. Add onion and red bell pepper, stirring well. Add tomato sauce and seasonings, stirring well. Allow mixture to bubble for about 10 minutes; reduce heat to simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Cook hot dogs on your grill or on a grill pan until just seared on the outside.

  • Toast buns in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, taking care not to brown.

  • Swipe each bun with mustard, top with chili as desired, followed by grated cheese, onion, and if you're brave, jalapeños.


Toasting your Ball Park Hot Dog buns will help them stand up to the weight of the chili without getting soggy.

If you'd like the cheese all melty, place chili dogs on a foil-lined cookie sheet and run under a hot broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese bubbles.

Nutrition Facts

761 calories; protein 37.6g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fat 48.2g; cholesterol 131.6mg; sodium 1638.4mg. Full Nutrition