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Texas Chili Dog

Ball Park Buns

"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."
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50 m servings 761 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. To make chili, brown ground beef in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and red bell pepper, stirring well. Add tomato sauce and seasonings, stirring well.
  3. Allow mixture to bubble for about 10 minutes, then reduce heat to simmer and cook at least 30 minutes.
  4. To make hot dogs, cook on your grill or on a grill pan until just seared on the outside.
  5. Meanwhile, toast buns in a 400-degree oven for about 10 minutes, taking care not to brown.
  6. Swipe each bun with mustard, top with chili as desired, followed by grated cheese, onion and, if you're brave, jalapenos.
  7. 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

Per Serving: 761 calories; 48.2 g fat; 43.6 g carbohydrates; 37.6 g protein; 132 mg cholesterol; 1638 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Husband and I both loved this recipe! I made as shown and was worried some flavors might be stronger than others, but not at all! So good and will make again! Thank you for sharing!! Us Tex...

This is such a delicious chili dog!! Loved the basic chili was quick and easy and perfect over these amazing hot dogs. The reaction from dinner guests..."Are we having hot dogs today...

Best. Chili dogs. Ever!!!! Seriously!

Delicious! 5 stars!

My son is a chili dog lover and he gave this 10 stars! All of the flavors were great and we all loved the jalapeno on top...a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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.