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My dreams of cooler temperatures and traditionally fall-like foods continues this week with Chili Sauce for Hot Dogs! My goal is to create an exceptionally delicious Chili Cheese Dog Pizza that will be perfect for game days, pizza night, and any other meal that needs a bit of fun added. Before you can make pizza, you must have a delicious sauce.
I still find it a bit strange to create chili without beer or beans, but this Chili Sauce for Hot Dogs is the perfect condiment and not lacking in flavor one bit!! And for those of you following a Paleo or Whole 30 diet, it can easily be made compliant. The hot dog buns aren’t, but we’ll save that conversation for another day….like in January when we’re ready to talk about such things.
How to make Chili Sauce for Hot Dogs
Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the ground beef, stirring to break it apart, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
Season with sea salt and black pepper
Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes…..
Pour over hot dogs, nachos, burgers, or even pizza.
Recipe Notes & Tips
- For Paleo/Whole 30, substitute Red Boat Fish Sauce for the Worcestershire Sauce.
- For spicier chili sauce for hot dogs, substitute chipotle chili powder for the regular chili power…or use 1 Tablespoon of each depending on just how spicy you like your chili.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for future use.
More delicious chili recipes:
- Guinness® Chili and Cornbread
- Jack Daniels® Chili
- Instant Pot Chunky Beef Chili
- Southwest Chili with Black Beans and Corn
Chili Sauce for Hot Dogs
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups diced, sweet yellow onion
- 5 large cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 2 pounds 80/20 grass-fed, ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 29 ounce can tomato puree, or crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste (doubled-concentrated if possible}
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, or fish sauce
- 2 Tablespoons raw honey
- Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the ground beef, stirring to break it apart, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with sea salt and black pepper
- Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Pour over hot dogs, nachos, burgers, or even pizza and serve.