Chipotle Chili Dogs

Chipotle Chili Dogs

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Hey there, foodies! Today, I want to share a recipe that holds a special place in my heart. These Chipotle Chili Dogs are not just any hot dogs; they are a flavor-packed delight that brings back cherished memories of family gatherings and summer cookouts.

I remember the first time I tried these mouthwatering Chipotle Chili Dogs. It was a sunny afternoon, and my dear friend Olivia invited us over to her backyard for a casual barbecue. The aroma of sizzling hot dogs mixed with the laughter of friends created an atmosphere that felt like home. Olivia, being the culinary genius she is, whipped up these incredible Chipotle Chili Dogs that left everyone craving for more. And today, I’m excited to share her recipe with all of you!

How to Prepare Chipotle Chili Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 hot dogs
  • 12 hot dog buns
  • 1 tablespoon butter, or as needed
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine the ground chuck, diced onion, minced chipotle chili peppers, and garlic in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the beef is browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Return the beef mixture to the saucepan; stir in tomato sauce and chili powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook the hot dogs according to the package directions.
  4. Butter the hot dog buns and toast them in a toaster oven for about 2 minutes.
  5. Place the cooked hot dogs in the prepared buns. Spoon the chili over the hot dogs.
  6. Top with shredded Cheddar cheese and diced onions.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Chipotle Chili Dogs!

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground chuck?

Absolutely! While the original recipe calls for ground chuck, you can easily substitute it with ground turkey for a leaner option.

Are chipotle chili peppers very spicy?

Chipotle chili peppers do have a kick of heat, but the adobo sauce mellows out their spiciness a bit. If you’re sensitive to heat, you can adjust the amount or omit them.

Can I make the chili sauce in advance?

Definitely! You can prepare the chili sauce ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Just reheat it before serving.

What other toppings go well with these chili dogs?

Aside from Cheddar cheese and diced onions, you can get creative with toppings! Sour cream, jalapenos, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro are all fantastic choices.

Can I grill the hot dogs instead of boiling them?

Of course! Grilling the hot dogs adds a wonderful smoky flavor. Just make sure to cook them over medium heat until they’re nicely charred.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! While Cheddar cheese complements the flavors well, you can experiment with other cheeses like Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or even a melty Swiss.

Chipotle Chili Dogs

Chipotle Chili Dogs

Enjoy the fiery kick of chipotle in our delicious Chili Dogs recipe, a new take on an American classic perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 12 12 chili dogs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 hot dogs
  • 12 hot dog buns
  • 1 tablespoon butter or as needed
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine ground chuck, diced onion, minced chipotle chili peppers, and garlic in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Return beef mixture to saucepan; stir in tomato sauce and chili powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook hot dogs according to package directions.
  • Butter hot dog buns and toast in a toaster oven, about 2 minutes. Place cooked hot dogs in the prepared buns. Spoon chili over hot dogs. Top with Cheddar cheese and onions. Serve immediately.

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