Party Chili Dog Sauce with Ground Beef

Chili Dog with Chips
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Ratings (14)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 20 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
162 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
14g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy chili dog recipe makes about 16 to 20 servings, perfect for a party or big game day gathering, and it takes just 30 minutes to cook.

Top the chili dogs off with mustard and chopped onions, a little cheese, or use your favorite hot dog toppings.

Put the sauce in a slow cooker to keep warm; serve right from the cooker with bowls of various toppings and napkins for guests.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef (or use half ground pork)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 6 tablespoons cornmeal (or masa harina)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oil and saute garlic and onion until light golden, about 7 to 9 minutes.

  2. Add chili powder, sugar and cumin. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.

  3. Add ground beef and cook, stirring, until evenly browned. Stir in remaining ingredients; reduce heat to low and simmer until very thick, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Discard bay leaf.