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Grilled Chili Cheese Jalapeno Dogs

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Chili Cheese Jalapeno Dogs

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Cook Time

4

Hours

Serves

8 - 12

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What's this?

This dog is a meal in and of itself. Grilled hot dogs are loaded with a spiced homemade chili, hit with a little wood-fired heat and generously topped with cheddar cheese, onions, and jalapeños.

Ingredients

  • 5 Pound ground beef

  • 2 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 Large onions, diced

  • 2 Can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1/2 Cup chili powder

  • 3 Tablespoon cumin powder

  • 6 Clove garlic, minced

  • 3 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and minced

  • 1 Can (28 oz) diced or crushed tomatoes

  • 4 Cup chicken stock

  • 1 Tablespoon dark chili powder

  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 12 hot dogs

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 2 (1.55 oz) Hershey's Milk Chocolate

  • 12 hot dog buns

  • 4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 white onion, chopped

  • 2 Tablespoon thinly sliced jalapeño, optional

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Heat a large Dutch oven on the stove top over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef until browned and cooked through. Add all chili ingredients, minus the chocolate and limes, to the Dutch oven. NOTE: If a milder spice level is desired, omit jalapeños.
  • 3

    Place Dutch oven inside the grill and cook for 4 hours stirring every hour. Add more liquid as needed if it begins to look dry.
  • 4

    Remove Dutch oven from grill and increase Traeger temperature to 500° and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 5

    Grill the hot dogs for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • 6

    While the hot dogs are cooking, finish chili with juice of 2 limes and chocolate.
  • 7

    Pull the hot dogs off and assemble the chili dogs with cheese and sprinkle onions on top. Garnish with sliced jalapeño, if desired. Enjoy!