Frank's Kraut Chili Dog

Frank's Kraut Chili Dog

@BBQwithBoterman from Instagram created this chili dog recipe with Frank’s Kraut.

Category Dinner lunch
Cuisine American
Prep 15 mins
Cook 02:30 mins
Ready-in 02:45 mins
Yields 8 Servings


For Chili
1.5 lbs. ground beef
2 10 oz. cans of Rotel
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 Large sweet onion
2 Tablespoons Butter
3 Tablespoons of Ancho Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (less if less sweetness is desired)
1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
2 Cups of Beef Broth
Salt to taste.
For Hot Dogs
1 Package of Nathan’s Colossal Beef Hot Dogs
8 White Hot dog buns
2 cups of shredded cheese
1 can of Frank’s Kraut


  1. Preheat Smoker to 225º
  2. Finely dice the sweet onion. Place 2 tablespoons of butter into cast iron Dutch oven over medium high heat. When onions are translucent, add diced garlic. After garlic has been in for 1 minute, add in the ground beef and salt. Brown the beef and drain. Return to Dutch oven and add in the remaining chili ingredients. Bring ingredients to a boil stirring regularly.
  3. Once chili is well blended, place Dutch oven in the smoker with the lid off. Smoke for at least 2 hrs. up to 4 hrs. Stir chili every 45 minutes.
  4. Grill hot dogs to desired doneness.
  5. Assemble chili dogs, top with shredded cheese and Frank’s Kraut!

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