Chili Sauce for ANYTHING!

I found this Chili recipe from my friend, Kim.  She uses it in Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pies over on her blog, The Sunflower Supper Club.  I know what you are going to say, I already have a favorite Chili recipe, it’s not Chili.  It’s Chili SAUCE. Big difference!  And oh my yummy goodness, is it ever tasty!

 We first made it for the Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pies I mentioned above, and loved the sauce so much, we made it again for Frito Platters. {pictured} Then 2 MORE TIMES, for Baked Potato Bars at family functions.   

  Chili Sauce (For ANYTHING!)

adapted from The Sunflower Supper Club recipe

Frito Platters


  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1-½ teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon (heaping) Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • ½ teaspoons Dry Mustard
  • 1 can Mexican Beans in chili sauce

For the chili sauce:
In a large skillet over medium heat brown ground beef, onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the beef is browned and cooked through.

Add the chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Don’t skip this step, it allows the spices to bloom and maximize their flavor. It will make a difference in the flavor of your finished dish.

Stir in the can of Mexican beans in chili sauce, the water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, Frank’s hot sauce and the dry mustard. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. Remove lid, and continue to simmer for 15 minutes more or until most of the liquid is evaporated.

Serve over hot dogs, fritos, baked potatoes…you name it, it’s DELICIOUS! 

Thanks for another keeper, Kim!