A simple homemade chili recipe that brings your hot dogs to life with it’s burst of chili flavor in every bite. And I didn’t use any store bought chili seasoning packets! Ain’t you proud??? 🙂
It was a sunny day a few days ago, and I was reminiscing about fun times when my sister came to Hawaii to stay with us. We would grill by the pool, and my sister would make this chili for our grilled hot dogs. And we would always throw a chili season packet into the pan so we could hurry up and get out to the pool and the drinks! 🙂
One day I finally took a moment to measure out spices that were in my pantry so that I could make this chili homemade (at least with my own seasonings). And of course it didn’t take that long at all. Just a few more seconds to measure out the spices and seasonings. I think I can manage that……
Easy Homemade Hot Dog Chili (No Chili Season Packets Involved)
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon Spanish Paprika
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoon cumin
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
In a medium sauce pan add your ground beef. Brown the ground beef using medium heat on a stove top.
While the ground beef is browning, mix the seasoning (excluding the salt and pepper), chicken broth, and tomato puree in a bowl. Set aside.
Once the ground beef is cooked through, drain the grease from the cooked beef.
Add the bowl of tomato sauce, broth, and spices, to the pot of cooked ground beef. Stir until well blended. Salt and pepper the chili mixture to taste.
Cook the chili on medium low heat for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Serve on your favorite hotdogs.
Use ground turkey and low sodium chicken broth as a healthier alternative.
Freezer Friendly Tip:
This chili can be made ahead of time and place in a freezer friendly container. When ready to use, thaw out the chili in the freezer overnight. And then heat the chili in a sauce pan medium low heat until the chili is heated through.
If you would like a more "saucy" chili, add a little more tomato paste and chicken broth. Then adjust seasonings to taste after adding more broth, and tomato paste.