Traeger Recipes: Grilled Chili Cheese Jalapeño Dogs

Grilled Chili Cheese Jalapeño DogsGrilled Chili Cheese Jalapeño Dogs: 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.

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 4 hours


  • 5 Pound ground beef
  • 2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Two 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, seeded and minced
  • 1 Can (28 oz) diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 4 Cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon dark chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 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)


  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.INGREDIENTS: Firstly, 5 Pound ground beef. Secondly, 2 Teaspoon kosher salt. Thirdly, two Large onions, diced. Next, a couple cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 1/2 Cup chili powder, 3 Tablespoon cumin powder, 6 Clove garlic, minced, 3 jalapeño pepper, seeded 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
  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.
    INGREDIENTS: 12 hot dogs
  6. While the hot dogs are cooking, finish chili with juice of 2 limes and chocolate.
    INGREDIENTS: 2 limes, juiced, 2 (1.55 oz) Hershey’s Milk 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!INGREDIENTS: 12 hot dog buns, 4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 white onion, chopped, 2 Tablespoon thinly sliced jalapeño (optional)

In conclusion, ENJOY these Grilled Chili Cheese Jalapeño Dogs! Click here to check out our Traeger Grills and here to see more recipes!

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