Crock Pot Chili Dogs

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This week's featured ingredient is Hunt's Diced Tomatoes. Which by the way, I use all the time anyways so these were an easy one! Check them out this wee at H-E-B since they are buy 2 get 1 FREE!


I know these are back to school foods and this may seem like summer food - but here in Texas they are often one in the same! Back to school barbeques and pool parties were a staple growing up and I looked forward to them wherever they were. The great thing about these chili dogs are that the chili takes less than 20 minutes to make, then sits in the crock pot all day, melding the flavors together beautifully. Then when you are ready for that barbeque, heat up the grill and cook up those hot dogs (I guess you could do chili burgers too!) before topping with this flavorful chili!

It will surely make you and your kids happy (even if they aren't happy to return to school) not to mention it's great to sneak in some tomatoes and corn into something so fun!

I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine did! (I don't have kids but my husband was ecstatic when I announced chili dogs for dinner. He is very much still a kid at heart!) If you love this recipe too, go pin it from this site! Your pin counts as a vote for me! Thanks friends!

Chili Dogs
The Apron Gal

Makes 12 chili dogs

1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 packet chili seasoning
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 can Hunt's Diced Tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
1 small can of corn
12 hot dogs
12 hot dog buns

optional grated cheese 


Spray a skillet with Pam and heat to medium before adding the chopped onion. Let the onion soften for 2-3 minutes before adding the ground turkey, tomatoes, salt and the chili seasoning. Cover the pan while browning the turkey, stirring occasionally. Let cook for 10-12 minutes until meat is browned and the chili has thickened slightly. Add the corn and let simmer an additional 2-3 minutes. Add the chili and 3/4 cup water to the crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours or 2 hours on high. 

Grill hot dogs and top with chili and grated cheese, if desired. 


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