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 jalapeno, if you like it hot. Tater Tots or Fritos make the best sides.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Chili:

Directions

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  • To make chili, brown ground beef in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan for about 10 minutes over medium heat.

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  • Add onion and red bell pepper, stirring well. Add tomato sauce and seasonings, stirring well.

  • Allow mixture to bubble for about 10 minutes, then reduce heat to simmer and cook at least 30 minutes.

  • To make hot dogs, cook on your grill or on a grill pan until just seared on the outside.

  • Meanwhile, toast buns in a 400-degree 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, jalapenos.

  • 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.

Tip:

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

Nutrition Facts

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

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2018
This was a great recipe that is simple and delivers a nice kick! The chili came together quickly and the longer it simmered the nicer the flavors settled in to a flavorful chili. We grilled the dogs and served with chips! We loved it and will be making it again for summertime outings! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2019
Too spicy but it wasn't too spicy for me 3 out 5! a masta piece Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2018
This was a great recipe that is simple and delivers a nice kick! The chili came together quickly and the longer it simmered the nicer the flavors settled in to a flavorful chili. We grilled the dogs and served with chips! We loved it and will be making it again for summertime outings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
This is such a delicious chili dog!! Loved the basic chili recipe...it was quick and easy and perfect over these amazing hot dogs. The reaction from dinner guests..."Are we having hot dogs today?!!! Yay!!!!" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2017
Who doesn't like hot dogs with chili on top? I'm glad to have an easy recipe to make from scratch. I did think the chili was a little dry and needed to be a little sweeter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2017
Delicious! 5 stars! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2019
Too spicy but it wasn't too spicy for me 3 out 5! a masta piece Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2017
Best. Chili dogs. Ever!!!! Seriously! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
The whole family loved this recipe! Only one was able to handle the jalapeños. Great flavor and clearly it was piled high with toppings and the buns didn t get soggy at all! This will definitely be a staple Summer meal for sure! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2018
What's more all-American than a hot dog? We liked the flavor of the chili topping but it needs a bit more "oomph" to be truly Texan lol! The mild chili flavor is perfect for kids though. For adults the addition of more chili powder and definitely the jalapenos would add a touch of heat. I was worried that the chili had no salt but it didn't need it once everything came together. Solid chili topping for dogs--Go Ball Park Buns! I'm an Allstar and I received a coupon to try Ball Park products. The opinions are my own. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2018
Excellent chili dog recipe that is perfect as written. thank you Ball Park! Read More
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