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Chili Cheese Dog Chili

Traditional chili meets the ball park's favorite hot dog in this yummy, cheesy crockpot recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Chili, Main Course
Cuisine: American


  • 2 1/2 lbs ground beef browned and drained
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 1/2 large green pepper minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans chili beans
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 heaping tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 16-24 ounces shredded cheddar about 4-6 cups
  • 2 packages of beef hot dogs thinly sliced (8 per package, about 16 total)
  • minced white onion
  • dried parsley


  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until cooked all the way through. Drain of the excess grease and transfer the cooked meat to the bowl of your crockpot.
  • Add the onion, green pepper, garlic, tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, ketchup, barbecue, mustard, chili powder, and cumin to the crockpot. Stir all the ingredients together until the mixture's combined.
  • Cook the chili on low heat for 6-8 hours, 3-4 hours on high.
  • 30 minutes before the chili's done, stir in 3/4 of the cheese and all of the hot dog slices.
  • Ladle the cooked chili into bowls and top them evenly with the remaining cheese and additional minced onion, and sprinkle of dried parsley (if desired). Let the bowls rest for a few minutes to melt the cheese, and serve warm.


This meal is ideal for freezer cooking, and leftovers freeze well too.
recipe adapted from The Gracious Wife