Hot Dog Chili (Hot Dog Topping)

Cuisinart original

The ideal chili to top your dog.


2 to 2½ cups


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2½ tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne powder
  • ²∕³ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 ounces ketchup
  • 2 cups water

Nutritional information

Nutritional Information per serving based on ¼ cup:

Calories 77 (48% from fat) • carb. 5g • pro. 5g • fat 4g • sat. fat 1g

• chol. 15mg • sod. 339mg • calc. 15mg • fiber 1g



  1. Put the olive oil into a sauté pan over medium heat.  Once hot, add the onion and garlic.  Stir until soft and fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and break apart with a wooden spoon once it is added to the pan.  Stir in the salt, chili powder, oregano and cayenne and continue cooking until cooked through.
  3. Add the tomatoes, ketchup and water.  Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 3 hours.  If chili appears to be too dry, add water to desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.