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Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs

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The best, easiest, and most delicious Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs you will find and so much better than storebought. Make it at home and enjoy!

Chili Cheese Dogs, Perfect for Lunch or a Snack

chili dog is a hot dog served in a bun and topped with a meat sauce, such as chili con carne. Additional toppings may include cheese, onions, and mustard.

How spicy is a chili dog?

Not necessarily. Contrary to popular belief chili dogs aren’t spicy. The chili in the name refers to the chili con carne which goes on top of the hot dog and not to the amount of spice

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Chili Cheese Dogs

Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Everyday Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 300400g Minced Beef/Lamb
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (grated)
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Oregano
  • 1 cup Pureed Tomatoes
  • Grated Pepper Jack/ Cheddar Cheese
  • Chopped Spring Onion (topping)
  • Chopped Red Onion (topping)
  • Chopped Dill Pickles (topping)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Brown the meat in a pan breaking it up with a fork.
  2. Add in the onion and garlic and cook till soft.
  3. Pour in the tomatoes, add all the spices and allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes until it thickens.
  4. Sprinkle a layer of cheese on the roll, spoon on chili, and lay the Vienna over.
  5. Spoon on more chili, top with extra cheese then sprinkle on the toppings.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 5.6 g
  • Sodium: 845.3 mg
  • Fat: 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 27.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 74 mg

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12 thoughts on “Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs”

    • Morning Leena. I truly hope you will try and enjoy these chili cheese dogs. It will be much appreciated if you can write a review once you tried it as it does help food bloggers tremendously. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Gabby – Thank you so much for popping in and I hope that your family will enjoy it. Please do let us know once you made it as I would love to hear the verdict.


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