Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

The perfect, cheap and easy way for people on a budget to make chili dogs, hence the title!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (25 ounce) can chili (I use Hormel, with beans, but you can use whatever you like )
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 12 cup onion, diced (optional)


  1. Heat the chili and hot dogs in the same pan until hot.
  2. Put the hot dogs in a split hot dog bun, cover with chili cheese and onion.
  3. Eat!
  4. Note: You could toast the buns first, although I don't.
Most Helpful

My mother made chili dogs once a week while I was growing up as it was an inexpensive and easy meal to feed a family of eight. This is total comfort food for me. I toasted the bun and used red onion and, of course, served with Fritos. Made for Pammy's cookathon.

LainieBug November 14, 2013

Chili-cheese dogs have always been a pers fave for me. Growing up, it was a family tradition to have them every Sat for lunch & no one missed this meal. Now I live in a country where the most popular restaurant is a hot-dog stand! ... But the C-C dog is not the fave of the genre for Icelanders, so I always bring canned hot dog chili (no beans) back from our US trips to satisfy my appetite. I made 1 chg & 1 addition to your recipe. I added sweet pickle relish & subbed crisp fried onions for the chopped raw onion (an Icelandic idea I favor). Thx for the trip down memory lane & the streets of Iceland. I miss you.

twissis November 13, 2013

You can't go wrong with a good chili dog. I made a quick batch of our favorite chili recipe, Wendy's Chili Clone, and dinner was ready in 30 minutes. Served with a side salad, this was a cheap and easy meal after a long day at work and school. We'll remember you each time we have this good ole' comfort food, Pammy. Made and enjoyed in her honor.

**Tinkerbell** November 12, 2013

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