Party Chili Dog Sauce with Ground Beef

Chili Dog with Chips
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
162 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 14g
Calcium 37mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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.


  • 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 lightly 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.

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