New York Style Hot Dog Chili

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5 from 1 vote

Hot Dog Chili

A delicious hot dog chili with deep flavor and just the right amount of heat. Of course it's great on a hot dog, but don't be afraid to also try it on your hamburger.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 126kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces sweet Italian sausage casing removed
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeno chopped


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the ground beef and sausage to the pot breaking it up into small pieces with a fork. The smaller the pieces, the better your chili will be!
  • Continue cooking the meat until browned and no longer pink, approximately 7-8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat from the pot and transfer to a large bowl. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat.
  • Add the onion to the pot with the reserved fat. Cook the onion for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add the jalapeño to the mixture and cook for another minute. Stir in the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne, paprika and tomato paste to the onion mixture stirring to combine. Continue to cook the onions until the tomato paste turns a deep Burgundy color, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, espresso powder and vinegar. Return the beef and sausage back to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Check for seasoning again adding salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Dog Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 363mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Hot Dog Chili Sauce can be made up to 48 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. The Chili Sauce can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.