Varsity Chili for Hot Dogs

Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Lots of Atlantans have fond memories of trips downtown that include chili dawgs from The Varsity! Here's the chili recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet and drain fat.
  2. Add all ingredients and combine in crockpot, stirring to mix thoroughly.
  3. Cook on high for 2 hours.
  4. Stir well, reduce heat to LOW and continue cooking for 6-8 more hours.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I have to second this -- I went to school at Georgia Tech, and I practically lived off the Varsity. All I need now is a recipe for Varsity Whipped Oranges!

Jubal Harshaw July 17, 2006

Having moved away from Atlanta, I dearly miss the Varisty and all of the greasy wonderful food they serve up. This tasted exactly like the real deal!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

Meghan February 06, 2006

markandjane. Tjos recipe is for the chilli that you put on hot dogs not for eating like a bowl of chilli. That is why you may find it dry.

Carol T. January 07, 2015