Easy Chili Cheese Hot Dog Recipe

The perfect barbecued hot dog covered with melted cheese.


1 can brown beans
1 large onion, chopped
2 pounds ground beef (optional)
4 chopped garlic cloves
16 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 cup beef broth
2 Tbsp molasses or honey
2 Tbsp sweet paprika
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
As many hot dogs as you have people to serve
Buns for the hot dogs
Shredded cheddar (or jack) cheese, for garnish


Make the chili first.

Fry onions over medium heat until they begin to brown.

Add in the ground beef and stir in well. Cook this, still over high heat and stirring occasionally, until the beef is browned.

This will take a few minutes. When the beef is about halfway browned, toss in the chopped garlic and mix well.

Once the beef is well browned, add the tomato sauce, molasses and beef broth.

Add all the spices except the cayenne and stir well. Bring to a simmer and taste.

Add salt or the cayenne if it needs it.

Let the chili cook on a gentle simmer for at least 30 minutes before you start grilling the hot dogs.

You can cook it several hours if you want to, adding a little more beef broth here and there if the chili gets to dry.

Grill your hot dogs over medium heat until they get a light char.

Dog goes in bun, chili goes on top, sprinkle on shredded cheese to hot chili so it melts and enjoy.