Portillo’s Crockpot Chili Cheese Dogs Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published March 16, 2020
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Portillo’s is known for its classic hot dogs, including the chili cheese dog, and now you can make this dish. The crockpot helps enhance the flavor of this delicious dish and makes it easier to create. This cheese dog recipe is absolutely simple, easy, and completely hassle-free

In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of recreating these iconic chili cheese dogs inspired by Portillo’s. We guarantee that it will be tender and absolutely delicious. The crockpot does wonders for every meal, this copycat chili cheese dog recipe included.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s fire up the stove, get the crockpot ready, and start cooking! Serve this to your family and friends during picnics with the condiment of choice. If you want to try more copycat Portillo’s recipes, you might want to check this Italian beef dish.

How To Make Portillo’s Crockpot Chili Cheese Dogs

  • 1/2 cup sweet onions (minced )
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • sea salt & ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar (to taste)
  • 1 pkg. of your favorite hot dogs (roughly 8 pieces)
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • grated cheddar cheese
  1. Use a medium pan to melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onions until translucent. Set aside.

  3. In the same pan, saute the ground beef until caramelized. Drain off any excess fat & discard.

  4. Transfer the beef into your crockpot & add the onions, lemon juice, yellow mustard, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, & chili powder. Mix until evenly incorporated.

  5. Layer the hot dogs neatly onto the top of the mixture. Ensure no spaces in between.

  6. Cover and cook on low for about three hours.

  7. When finished, place the hotdogs on top of each hotdog bun.

  8. Season the chili mixture to taste with salt, pepper, & brown sugar. Adjust accordingly, & top the hotdogs with the chili mixture & cheddar cheese.

  9. Place the chili dogs under a broiler to melt and then serve. You may also use a toaster to melt the cheese, just be careful not to burn the bread.

How To Make Portillo's Crockpot Chili Cheese Dogs

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Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sweet onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar, to taste
  • 1 pkg. of your favorite hot dogs, roughly 8 pieces
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Use a medium pan to melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onions until translucent. Set aside.

  3. In the same pan, saute the ground beef until caramelized. Drain off any excess fat & discard.

  4. Transfer the beef into your crockpot & add the onions, lemon juice, yellow mustard, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, & chili powder. Mix until evenly incorporated.

  5. Layer the hot dogs neatly onto the top of the mixture. Ensure no spaces in between.

  6. Cover and cook on low for about three hours.

  7. When finished, place the hotdogs on top of each hotdog bun.

  8. Season the chili mixture to taste with salt, pepper, & brown sugar. Adjust accordingly, & top the hotdogs with the chili mixture & cheddar cheese.

  9. Place the chili dogs under a broiler to melt and then serve. You may also use a toaster to melt the cheese, just be careful not to burn the bread.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 95mg
  • Calories: 306kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 252mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 364mg
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 563IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What Should I Serve With Chili Cheese Dogs?

If you’re planning a picnic and don’t know what goes well with chili cheese dogs, our advice is to go with the basics. Pack some salads, sandwiches, and some fries. We guarantee that you’ll not only have a fun time outside but you’ll have a filling picnics as well.

What Is the Best Condiment For Hotdogs?

The choice of condiment will actually depend on you. There are a wide variety of condiments to choose from to garnish and enhance the flavor of your chili cheese dogs. You can use different kinds of cheese, sauerkraut, and even mustard. The sky is your limit.

 

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Conclusion

Picnics will never be the same with this chili cheese dog recipe inspired by Portillo's. Add this to your arsenal of picnic dishes and we guarantee that it will be an instant even -- especially with children.

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