What’s For Dinner? Camp-Out Chili Dogs! #whatsfordinner


This recipe is for the slow cooker. It is also great for kids and super easy. When my daughter has friends over, they LOVE when we make this for them. Tastes like being around the camp fire, without all the work! 😉


2 cans (15 ounces each) chili with chili beans

1 pound frankfurters

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 pound Cheddar Cheese, cubed or grated

Frankfurter rolls



Combine all ingredients except cheese and rolls in slow cooker. Stir well. Cover and cook on Low for 5 to 10 hours or High 2 to 3 hours. Add cheese just before serving and allow to melt slightly. Serve each frankfurter in a roll and spoon sauce over top.


Makes 6 to 8 servings.


*This recipe was excerpted from Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes (1998 Publications International)


About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. That sounds yummy especially being cold here!

  2. i love easy dinners thanks!

  3. yumm.. these look good!!

  4. Dianna Thomas says:

    Oh this so good– I have never done this so– because it seems so easy we are going to have this soon

  5. Melissa O'Brien says:

    This sounds and looks amazing!

  6. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    Thanks for sharing, I love hot dogs & chilli dogs.

  7. michelle elizondo says:

    I like stuff like this but my husband and kids don’t so Im torn.

  8. This looks like an amazing chili dog