Taking hot dogs to the next level, these Chili Dogs are messy, fun and the perfect backyard barbecue food. Making these at home is so EASY!
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The Best Chili Dogs
Chili Dogs are usually what you get at amusement parks or college cafeterias. And who hasn’t eaten one too many with messy hands and extra tissue to wipe off your face. I love them because they really take hot dogs to the next level. And these are incredibly easy to make at home. If you are soaking up all the sun and spending all your time outdoors grilling with your family, these chili dogs should be on your must make list.
These Chili Dogs are such an American classic and with our favorite fast and easy chili recipe, I bet your whole family will love them! Don’t forget the extra napkins!
Easy Homemade Chili:
Start with an easy chili recipe. You can use your house favorite, try out our Chipotle Chili recipe or use my extra easy recipe below. Make the chili a day ahead which really allows the flavors to become better. On the day, just heat it up on the grill if you like (let it simmer while you grill all the other stuff), or heat it on the stove. And you are ready to start layering your chili dogs.
Making Hot Dogs:
Choose to boil, pan fry or grill your hot dogs. Grilled hot dogs are a personal favourite plus those char marks look so good when you assemble your chili dogs.
We prefer our buns toasted most of the time, but there are people in the family who like theirs untoasted too. Toasted buns hold up better under the chili and hot dogs. And you can butter them and throw them on the grill for a minute or two for a quick toast.
Chili Dog Toppings:
I know toppings are a personal affair. Everyone likes what they like.
- Red Onions
- Sharp Cheddar
- Relish and Pickles
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