Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Have napkins handy! My family prefers the chili without beans because it stays on the hot dogs better.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) package hot dogs
  • 1 large onions, finely chopped or 8 tablespoons instant minced onion
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans chili without beans
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Combine everything except the cheese in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low for 5-10 hours or on High 2-3 hours. Add the cheese right before serving and allow it to melt slightly.
  3. Place hot dogs on buns.
  4. Spoon the sauce over.


Most Helpful

I didn't have the ingredients to make my "regular" chili dogs so I found this recipe which I did have all the ingredients for. I followed the recipe as written other then I used onion powder insted of onion. I did not follow the directions. I cooked my hot dogs in the microwave and place the hot dogs in the crock pot and topped with all the ingredients. I then cooked them for about an hour on high before serving. We all enjoyed them.

bmcnichol April 12, 2010

I will definately make this again ! Thanks for sharing.

Dice's Wife September 25, 2008

This was a hit with the kids. Mine don't like onions so I added onion powder and my kids like spice so I added a bit more chili powder. Thanks for posting this simple and kid friendly recipe!!

simplemom June 28, 2007

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