Authentic Midwestern Hot Dog Chili - Hot Dog Sauce

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
Recipe by Brandess

From my Gram to your kitchen! This is the REAL deal. This chili freezes very well for later use. If using fatty ground beef, the chili can be made in advance and refrigerated in order to lift fat from top before reheating.

Top Review by pattikay in L.A.

Just wonderful! The ingredients are very similar to my Recipe #187266, so I knew we would enjoy it. I halved the recipe (but used the full amount for most of the spices/seasonings). I stuck this in the crock pot and let it cook for about 5-6 hours. The texture is wonderful for topping hot dogs. I also used your Recipe #314409, which were perfect. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add raw beef to cold water and stir until beef separates to a fine texture.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir and simmer uncovered for at least 3 hours.
  4. At the beginning of the last hour, pan may be covered after desired consistency is reached.
  5. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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