Chili-Mac Dogs

Chili-Mac Dog
Photo: Blaine Moats
Start To Finish Time:
25 mins


  • 1 recipe Grilled Hot Dogs

  • 8 ounce deli macaroni salad

  • 1 ⅓ cup prepared chili, warmed

  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

  • ½ cup crushed corn chips

  • ½ cup chopped red onion (1 medium)

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 8 ounce carton sour cream* (optional)

Grilled Hot Dogs

  • 8 frankfurters or smoked chicken, kielbasa, or bratwurst sausage links

  • 8 frankfurter buns, split


  1. Toast buns from Grilled Hot Dogs. Spread each bun with about 2 tablespoons of the macaroni salad. Place grilled frankfurters in toasted buns. Spoon a generous 2 tablespoons of the warm chili over each frankfurter. Sprinkle with cheese, corn chips, onion, and cilantro. If desired, top with sour cream.

Grilled Hot Dogs

  1. For a charcoal or gas grill, place frankfurters on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 3 to 7 minutes or until heated through, turning occasionally. Remove from grill. If desired, place 8 frankfurter buns, cut sides down, on grill rack. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve frankfurters in buns as directed in individual recipes.


If using sour cream, place in a 1-quart heavy resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; snip a small hole in one corner of the bag. Squeeze to drizzle sour cream evenly onto hot dogs.

We suggest using hot and spicy chicken sausage with these toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
22g Fat
39g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 1100mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 338mg 7%
Folate, total 70.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.