Baked Chili Dogs Recipe - The Cookie Rookie® (2024)

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By: Becky Hardin

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These Baked Chili Dogs on a sheet pan are the best chili hot dogs ever!These chili cheese dogs are topped with the best hot dog chili recipe. If you’re in the mood for comfort food (toasted buns, grilled hot dogs, best-ever chili, and of course tons of cheese) this recipe is for you!

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What’s in Chili Dogs?

An amazing chili cheese dog can turn any frown upside down! My mom’s famous chili recipe turns out to be an amazing hot dog chili recipe. I mean, if you want to eat it all on its own, just wait until you taste on top of a hot dog, covered in cheese!

  • Olive Oil: Helps the buns toast without burning.
  • Hot Dog Buns: You’ll need something hearty to hold in all that chili!
  • Mexican Cheese Blend: Adds a Southwestern flair to these dogs.
  • Hot Dogs: You’ll want bun-length hot dogs. Choose your favorite brand.
  • Chili: I love using my mom’s chili recipe, but if you’re short on time, try this easy chili recipe.
  • Toppings: Yellow onion, cilantro, ketchup, and mustard are my favorites, but feel free to get creative!

Notes from the Test Kitchen

Thick, comforting chili spooned over classic snappy hot dogs and topped with cheese. This ultra-meaty recipe is sure to satisfy the hungriest of guests!

Variations on a Chili Cheese Dog

To bean or not to bean? That is the real chili question. For me, chili always has beans. But for those of you that feel differently, you can make these dogs with chili con carne instead. Yes, my recipe also has beans (sorry, not sorry!), but you can easily omit them for that classic all-meat chili.

For even more meaty flavor, top your dogs with crumbled bacon. You could also swap out the yellow onion for red or white onion and the cheese blend for straight cheddar cheese. Add a dollop of sour cream for good measure, and you’ve got one tasty chili cheese dog!

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Recipe

Chili Dog Recipe

4.54 from 49 votes

Prep: 5 minutes minutes

Cook: 30 minutes minutes

Total: 35 minutes minutes

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Serves8 chili dogs

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These hot dogs are topped with chili and cheese, then oven-baked to make the best chili dogs ever.

Step-by-step photos can be seen below the recipe card.

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Ingredients

Optional Toppings

  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • Pour the olive oil into a large nonstick skillet or griddle set over medium-high heat.

    1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Place the hot dog buns face down on the skillet just long enough to toast the buns.

    8 hot dog buns

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  • Place the hot dog buns face up on a baking sheet with high sides or casserole dish. Sprinkle onions, cilantro, and desired amount of ketchup and mustard into each bun. Sprinkle with ½ cup cheese.

    ½ cup chopped yellow onion, ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, Ketchup, Mustard, 2½ cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

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  • Place a hot dog into each bun.

    8 hot dogs

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  • Top the hot dogs and buns generously with chili and then top with the remaining 2 cups of cheese.

    2 cups Chili

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  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

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  • To make them even toastier, you can remove the foil and broil for another 3-4 minutes, being careful not to burn the buns.

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  • Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving.

Last step! Don’t forget to show me a pic of what you made! Upload an image or tag me @thecookierookie on Instagram!

Becky’s tips

  • Nutritional information does not include optional toppings.

Storage:Store the components of these chili dogs in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Assemble and follow the recipe beginning at step 4 once ready to enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1chili dog Calories: 441kcal (22%) Carbohydrates: 38g (13%) Protein: 21g (42%) Fat: 24g (37%) Saturated Fat: 10g (63%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 64mg (21%) Sodium: 1062mg (46%) Potassium: 380mg (11%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 4g (4%) Vitamin A: 447IU (9%) Vitamin C: 2mg (2%) Calcium: 332mg (33%) Iron: 5mg (28%)

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Serving Suggestions

I feel like chili dogs pair so naturally with hearty potato wedges or tortilla chips for scooping up all that messy chili that ends up on the plate.

A side of coleslaw, macaroni salad, or mac and cheese would be so good! Wait, now I’m thinking about putting mac and cheese on my chili dogs… yum!

How to Make Chili Dogs Step by Step

Toast the Buns: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large nonstick skillet or griddle set over medium-high heat. Place the 8 hot dog buns face down on the skillet just long enough to toast the buns.

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Fill the Buns: Place the hot dog buns face up on a baking sheet with high sides or a casserole dish. Sprinkle ½ cup of chopped yellow onions, ½ cup of chopped fresh cilantro, and the desired amount of ketchup and mustard into each bun. Sprinkle with ½ cup of shredded Mexican cheese.

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Add the Hot Dogs: Place a hot dog into each bun, using 8 total.

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Top the Dogs: Top the hot dogs and buns generously with 2 cups of chili and then top with the remaining 2 cups of cheese.

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Bake the Dogs: Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

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Broil and Serve: To make them even toastier, you can remove the foil and broil for another 3-4 minutes, being careful not to burn the buns. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving.

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How to Store and Reheat

If you think you’ll have leftovers, I recommend storing everything separately. The components will all keep for 3 days in the refrigerator, so simply assemble them starting at step 4 of the recipe when you’re ready to serve them.

How to Freeze

I don’t recommend freezing assembled chili dogs, but you can freeze the chili for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.

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What are the best hot dogs?

I love an all-beef frank, but you can really use any hot dog (or sausage– I won’t tell!) here. There’s no wrong answer!

What kind of chili is best for hot dogs?

If you ask me, I’ll always say my mom’s chili is the best. It’s just so good! But if you have a favorite recipe, feel free to use it!

Are chili dogs spicy?

Yes, they are usually spicy, but that really depends on the type of chili you use. If you’re not a fan of spice, use a milder chili. If you love spice, use a hotter chili and add some pickled jalapeños or banana peppers to your dogs.

What’s the difference between a chili dog and a Coney dog?

A Coney dog is topped with an all-meat chili (called Coney sauce) that’s a bit thinner than your typical chili con carne.

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