Stuffed Hot Dog Recipe

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  • Aluminum foil


  • 8 Hot Dogs, Chopped
  • 1 Small Onion, Chopped
  • 8 Ounces Chili
  • 3 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce
  • 12 Hot Dog Buns gutted


  • Light a campfire and wait until gets to hot coals.
  • In a bowl, mix the chopped hot dogs, chopped onion, chili, and barbecue sauce together.
  • Place each bun on a sheet of foil.
  • Fill the buns with the hot dog and chili mixture.
  • Close up the hot dog buns and place on the coals.
  • Check on the dogs in about 15 minutes.
  • Remove once they are warmed up to your liking.

If you are camping out, you’ll most likely serve hot dogs.

It’s important to know what type of hot dog to buy. There are many options out there - natural casing or skinless, beef, pork, chicken, or turkey. The type of dog you choose should depend on your tastes and your needs.

I would recommend buying natural casing beef or pork hot dogs for a cookout if the price is right. These types of dogs have a lot of flavors and can withstand the heat from the grill without getting dried out too quickly.

We Like Hormel Chili For Hot Dogs

Chili is a delicious and versatile meal, but it’s hard to make on the go.

Hormel chili solves this problem by offering a portable option for campers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to take their favorite meals with them while they’re out in nature.

It has 15 grams of protein per serving so you can enjoy more than just hot dogs!

This convenient chili is easy to transport, simple to prepare, and great for camping or picnics.

Why Not Homemade Chili?

We are big fans of homemade chili but the benefit of this meal is its simplicity for camping. You don’t have to prepare any ingredients or even keep it cold.

Use your can opener, pour it into a pot and let it heat up. This can be heated over a campfire or (more likely) a gas stove.

While homemade chili isn’t that hard to make, that’s often a more substantial meal than the type of chili you want for a chili dog.

How To Choose An Onion

When choosing the perfect onion for your chili dogs, it’s important to pick an onion with dry and papery skin.

Make sure you avoid any onions that are brown or soft spots as these will not be tasty in the hot dog condiment.

You can store whole raw unpeeled onions at room temperature if they’re in a cool dry space out of direct sunlight (this is because storing them this way helps preserve their flavor).

Which BBQ Sauce Should You Use?

My personal favorite of store-bought sauce is Stubbs which is named for a BBQ restaurant in Austin, TX. The original Stubbs is known for its music stage and is a popular place to watch music acts.

This sauce is thinner than other sauces and has a slightly spicy kick.

Another option is not to use BBQ sauce but your favorite hot sauce.

I have made this recipe using Sriracha sauce. This is the famous spicy red sauce with the rooster on the bottle. I preferred its tangy kick as it blended with the onions and the chili powder in the chili.

Campfire food can be greasy, heavy, and bland. If you want to spice up your next campout add a little fun with this stuffed chili dog recipe.

Stuffed chili dogs are an easy way to make the ordinary extraordinary! It’s a unique twist on the classic hotdog that everyone will love.

This clever trick creates delicious flavor combinations that will have your family asking for more! The best part is there’s no baking or frying required—just prepare everything ahead of time and head out for some fresh air and adventure!

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