Grilled Hotdogs and Turkey Chili

Hotdogs are a great summertime staple, but sometimes the same old hotdog can get a little boring. Putting chili on your hotdog is a great way to liven it up a bit. This healthy, turkey chili recipe comes from my sister-in-law. It has great seasoning, a mild spice flavor and is super easy to throw together. You and your family will never know it is turkey. It can be our little secret 🙂 Enjoy!

Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4-6

4-6 hotdogs, grilled
4-6 hot dog buns
2 pounds ground turkey
2 packets of Chili Mix (I use McCormick lower sodium)
1 (8 ounce) can of tomato sauce
2 (14.5 ounce) cans of petite diced tomatoes with mild chilies
2 (16 ounce each) cans light red kidney beans
1 (16 ounce) can black beans

1. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
2. Heat a large pot (I like to use my Dutch oven) to medium high heat. Add the turkey and break up with a large spoon or spatula. Stir occasionally until the turkey is browned and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer on medium low heat for at least 15-20 minutes.
4. While the chili is simmering, cook hotdogs until warm throughout, 6-8 minutes, rotating every few minutes for even cooking. When hotdogs are done, place in buns.
5. Serve chili over hotdogs and enjoy! Feel free to add other toppings as desired, such as shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion, etc.
6. Leftovers can be placed in a Tupperware and frozen for up to 3 months.


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