How To Make

Hot Dog Chili Sauce


Don’t use any old chili recipe to pile on top of hot dogs. This delicious recipe details how to make hot dog chili sauce so the consistency is just right!


2 lbs ground beef 30 oz tomato sauce 1/2 c water 6 oz tomato paste 2 tbsp pickle juice 2 tbsp ketchup 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp mustard 1 tbsp Worcestershire 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp celery salt 1/2 tsp salt and pepper


Fill a Dutch oven or large heavy-duty saucepan one-third full of water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and mash with a potato masher as it cooks, until it is cooked through


Add beef to a colander and drain water.


Return beef to pan. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Reduce to medium low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally with a silicone or wooden spoon to avoid scorching.


Serve on top of your hot dogs that have been placed inside hot dog buns. Top with onions and shredded cheddar cheese, if desired!


Spice up this chili sauce by adding any of the following: extra red pepper flakes, hot sauce or diced jalapeno peppers.



Create a hot dog bar where people can build their own dogs. Place toppings in separate bowls and allow each guest to determine how much chili sauce they’d like to pile on their hot dogs.