Party Chili Dog Sauce with Ground Beef

Chili Dog with Chips
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 20 Servings
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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.

Related Recipe: Classic Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce

What You'll Need

  • 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 corn meal (or masa harina)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaves

How 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 162
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Sodium 392 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 14 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)