Air Fryer Chili Topped Hot Dogs

AF Chili Topped Hot Dogs 3

These air fryer hot dogs are just delicious. If you've ever eaten New York Style Coney Dogs topped with chili, you will love this recipe. It's really simple to make and comes together quickly. It's a great meal for lunch or dinner, can be made for a crowd, or just a few.

You will love the flavors and textures of this, as you have the softly toasted bun, the hot dog, the chili, onions, and cheese. You just get the most wonderful taste of Americana comfort food, and everyone will love these.  Make sure you keep this one handy.

The recipe makes 8 hot dogs topped with chili but can be doubled or tripled for a large crowd. We had some chili left over and used it as a topping for baked potatoes and french fries! Leftover chili will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. You can make this ahead and heat/serve when needed.

Air Fryer Chili Topped Hot Dogs

2 pounds of ground Sirloin
1 cup of onion - finely minced (more for topping)
1 heaping teaspoon of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
2 teaspoons of Chili Powder
Garlic salt - to taste
Seasoned Pepper - to taste
1 Tablespoon of ground Cumin
1 teaspoon of celery salt
1/4 cup of Brown sugar
1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon of Honey Mustard
1 small can of tomato sauce - 8 ounce
1/2 cup of Ketchup
1 1/2 cups of water
Shredded Cheddar Jack cheese - for topping
1 package of Nathan's Hot dogs - 8 count
1 package of hot dog buns 

In an extra large heavy skillet, brown the ground Sirloin until completely cooked, (no pink, and golden brown) drain the ground beef on paper towels, and return to skillet. With a large fork, crumble the ground sirloin into fine crumbles.    Add the onion, garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, garlic salt, seasoned pepper, Cumin, and Celery salt, and stir all together.  Add the Worcestershire sauce, honey mustard, Ketchup, and brown sugar, and stir well.  Add the tomato sauce and water, and stir again, making sure all ingredients are well blended.  Bring the Chili sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat, and let the chili simmer for 30 minutes.  

While the Chili is cooking:  Place the Hot dogs in the Air fryer, and cook for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

While the Hot dogs are cooking, place the hot dog buns on a cookie sheet, open the buns at split, and toast the inside of the buns, for about 5 minutes, in a 400 degree oven, just until the buns are a light golden brown.  Remove, and set aside.

When the buns are toasted, the hot dogs are cooked, and the chili is done simmering, you're ready to serve.  You can either assemble the hot dogs, or place items for assembly on a buffet, or on the table.  Place the hot dogs in the hot dog buns, top with chili, onions and cheese.  Serve, and Enjoy!

AF Chili Topped Hot Dogs 2 

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