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Jamie's Chipotle Chili Cheese Dogs


This flavorful chili will make your hot dogs taste even better.

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  • 2 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno chile pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped, or 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup lager beer, beef broth, or water
  • 8 1/4 pounds all-beef hot dogs, grilled (directions below)
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Servings 8
Adapted from


Step 1

In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon and half of onion until bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes.

Add jalapeno and garlic to skillet, cook 1 minute. Add ground beef; cook and stir 5 minutes, breaking up chunks with side of spoon. Drain fat. Stir in seasonings, tomato sauce, and beer. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside; keep warm.

Top grilled hot dogs with chili, cheese, and remaining chopped onion. Makes 8 hot dogs.

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