Crock Pot Hot Dog Chili

Crock Pot hot dog chili is loaded with beef and zesty spices to create a rich, meaty, slightly spicy chili perfect for topping your dogs, brats, or sausages. It's the perfect hot dog chili!

Chili cheese dogs are a classic summer treat, and when the warm weather finally comes, I make this topping regularly. It only takes a few hours, and when I'm done, I have a zesty, beefy hot dog chili that always has everyone coming back for more. I tweaked it a bit by removing the beans and making it thicker to create the classic hot dog topping.

Crock Pot Hot Dog Chili

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It's a zesty, meaty, slightly sweet chili topping perfect for your hot dogs.
  • It's an easy crock pot recipe that's done in just a couple of hours.
  • It's a budget-friendly recipe that uses simple, affordable ingredients.
  • It's a versatile topping for hot dogs, brats, sausages, baked potatoes, pasta, or even rice.
  • It's freezer-friendly and great for meal prep.
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  • Ground beef
  • Beef broth
  • Tomato sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic - minced
  • Brown sugar
  • Onion powder

Flavor Variations and Substitutions

  • Use vegan ground beef, crumbled tofu, or tempeh for a vegetarian version.
  • Use ground beef, pork, turkey, or even chorizo for this chili.
  • Add diced tomatoes or bell peppers for a chunkier chili.
  • Add diced jalapenos for a spicy kick.
  • For an even easier chili recipe, use storebought chili seasoning mix instead of measuring out individual spices.
Crock Pot Hot Dog Chili


  • Drain your ground beef before adding it to the crock pot to prevent greasy chili.
  • Use high-quality beef broth for the best flavor.
  • Save time by prepping the ingredients the night before you make the chili.
  • If your chili seems too thick, add a bit more beef broth. If the chili seems to thin, remove the crockpot lid to allow evaporation to thicken it as it cooks.

How to Make Crock Pot Hot Dog Chili

1: Cook the ground beef until browned. Drain and add to the crock pot.

2: Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.

3: Cook the chili until hot and the flavors have melded.

4: Serve over hot dogs with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Serve your chili over your hot dogs and pair them with your favorite sides. It also makes a great topping for rice, baked potatoes, and even pasta.


Cook the ground beef until it's no longer pink and no further. Overcooked ground beef will get rubbery and lose its flavor.


Refrigerate this chili for up to 4 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag with as much air as possible removed.

To reheat the chili, defrost it in the refrigerator overnight. Then, place it in a saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until heated through.

Crock Pot Hot Dog Chili
PREP TIME  10minutes 
COOK TIME  3hours 
TOTAL TIME  3hours  10minutes 
COURSE  Side Dish
CUISINE  American
CALORIES  174 kcal


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  • In a large skillet over medium high head, add ground beef and cook until browned. About 5-7 minutes. Drain off excess grease and add to the crock pot.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and give everything a good stir until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on high for 1½ - 2 hours stirring occasionally.
  • Serve over hot dogs and top with favorite toppings.

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