We love a good cheater recipe around here! Kim has a fantastically easy version of Chili for hot dogs. You’re going to love this recipe. Bonus: there are 3 different methods for cooking it. Check out the notes on the recipe and choose what works for you.
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hot dog toppings. For me, I want a grilled hot dog, loaded with chili, onions, mustard, ketchup, and slaw….yummmm! With grilling season under way, and lots of cook outs planned for July 4th, I wanted to share this super simple chili recipe I recently made. You only need THREE ingredients…a couple of pantry staples and ground beef…that’s it!
I used one can of Hunt’s Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Chili and one can of Manwich Sauce (for Sloppy Joes). My original intent was to use this as a base, but I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn’t need to add anything but the ground beef! It had a great flavor, and was perfect for our hot dogs! I received lots of compliments on it too. I also think this could easily be made in the slow cooker, but someone would need to be available to give it a stir once in a while to break up the meat.
‘Cheater’ Chili – for hot dogs and more!
- 2 lbs. lean ground beef
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce seasoned for chili
- 1 15 oz can Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce- original
- cayenne pepper optional
- Brown ground beef in large pot.
- Rinse under hot water to remove grease and then return meat to pot or place in crockpot.
- Add tomato sauce, Manwich and cayenne pepper to meat.
- Heat on medium high heat until boiling. Or cook in slow cooker on low for 5 -7 hours.
If you want a little spicy kick to your chili, you could add in some cayenne pepper! I made this chili the night before my cookout, and heated it up in my crock pot the day of. This also kept the chili nice and warm without tying up my stove top.
How do you eat your hot dogs?!
KimM is a contributing writer for Eat at Home. She has three children, ages 12, 10 and 5; 2 fur babies, and blogs about her kitchen adventures at Makin’ it Mo’Betta. You can also follow on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.