Chili Dogs Recipe

Elevate the humble hot dog with this smoky and spicy chili, plus all of the toppings.
Chili Dogs Recipe

Servings: 6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour


¼ cup|60 ml grapeseed oil
1 pound|454 grams ground beef
½ cup diced sweet banana peppers
10 garlic cloves, minced
3 ribs celery, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons smoked paprika
3 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 (6 ounce|170 gram) can tomato paste
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Make the chili: In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the beef and cook, stirring, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the banana peppers, garlic, celery, and onion and cook until soft, 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the cayenne and smoked and sweet paprika and cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook 2 minutes longer.
  3. Add 3 cups|750 ml water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, until thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To serve, cook the hot dog over the flame that the chili was cooked over until charred all over, 3 to 5 minutes. Place hot dog in buns, top with chili, banana peppers, onion, and mustard and get into it.

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