Sunday, February 20, 2011

Frito Chili Cheese Dogs

I've made a lot of chilies this year. Some with beef chunks, some with ground beef. Not that you can't interchange the two. This is definitely my favorite one that has ground beef in it.

I served this on some Frito chili cheese dogs and also ate it right out of the bowl. Good eats!

The original recipe came from Southern Food on I made a few changes.


Makes: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Printable Recipe


  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 4 oz can green chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can beans (pinto, dark or red kidney beans, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 1/2 t ground cumin
  • 1/2 t dried leaf oregano
  • 1/4 t black pepper

1. Brown ground beef with onions in a large skillet.

2. Add the garlic, jalapeño and bell peppers and cook for 2 more minutes.

3. Add the can of chile peppers, cans of tomatoes (undrained) and the beans. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue simmering, uncovered) for 15 minutes.

4. Continue simmering, uncovered, another 20 minutes until the beans are done.

Frito Chili Cheese Dogs

Makes: 2 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 2 hot dog buns, split
  • 2 hot dogs
  • 1/2 cup chili (from above recipe)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 handfuls of Frito chips, crushed

1. Grill hot dogs. Lightly toast buns.

2. Place dogs in buns. Top with chili, cheese, and crumbled Fritos. Enjoy!

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