Dairy Queen’s Chili Dogs Recipe (Copycat)

This spicy chili dog recipe tastes like it came right from Dairy Queen’s take-out window! Top with shredded or grated cheese if desired to complement the rich spicy flavors.

Dairy Queen’s Chili Dogs Recipe (Copycat)

How To Make Dairy Queen's Chili Dogs Recipe (Copycat)

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cups ketchup
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard, prepared
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • oz yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 all-beef hot dogs, roughly ½ lb total
  • 4 hot dog rolls
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • water, for simmering

To serve:

  • yellow onions, chopped
  • pickle relish


  1. Heat up oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic and saute until translucent.

  2. Stir in the ground beef, cooking for about 10 more minutes or until evenly caramelized.

  3. Stir in the ketchup, chili powder, and mustard. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the mixture is thickened.

  4. While waiting, bring water in a pot to a simmer. Add your hot dogs and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until fully heated through. Drain and set aside.

  5. Season your chili with salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.

  6. Place hot dogs in the buns, then spoon chili on top.

  7. Sprinkle with roughly 2 tablespoons of onions and pickle relish each per sandwich. Serve!


  • Sugar: 37g
  • :
  • Calcium: 136mg
  • Calories: 660kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Fat: 32g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 916mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 1744mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 924IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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