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Chili Cheese Dogs Recipe

Chili cheese dogs are one of the best quick and easy meals you can make. They are perfect for parties or just for a simple dinner. This recipe includes a delicious chili sauce that goes great on these hot dogs. It will also go perfect on Chili Cheese Fries. You can make the sauce ahead of time because it freezes well and can be used at any time. The sauce also makes a lot so I would either cut it down a little or freeze the leftovers for future use. What really makes the sauce stand out is the cinnamon. I think the cinnamon really adds a great flavor to this chili sauce. Forget using canned chili for your chili cheese dogs when you have this recipe. Enjoy.

(Makes 8 Servings)

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Chili Cheese Dogs Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 (8 ounces) package shredded cheddar cheese
    Chili sauce-
  • 1lb hamburger
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 (6 ounces) can chicken stock
  • 1 (4 ounces) can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried onions
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large pot add water, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Place the raw hamburger in the liquid and break it down so there are no chunks. Add dried onion, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, cinnamon, parsley, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 hours or until the mixture becomes thick. Stir often. The mixture can be placed on hot dogs right away or cooled, placed into a container and frozen for future use.
  3. Cook hot dogs according to your method of choice. Boiling, grilling, pan frying, etc.
  4. Place hot dogs on each bun, top with chili sauce and cheddar cheese.


  1. Chuck says:

    I made this to go on top of hamburgs tonight and pasta tomarrow night. Becaues of my taste I added 1 tsp of cummin and a 1/2 tsp of corander. Great recipe, and the instructions were spot on. Thanks.

  2. Nita says:

    I am going to try this out tonight to top some french fries. I’ll let you know how it goes, but it looks awesome!

  3. Courtney says:

    Has anyone tried to make this in a slow cooker? Just wondering 🙂 Looks great, I’m getting ready to make it right now 😀

  4. leigh says:

    I just have to say this is great recipe. I make it about once a month just to keep around the house. I use it on hot dogs, fries, fritos, and pasta. Great great recipe. Thank you.

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