Campfire Chili Hot Dogs

Easily cooked over a campfire, these chili hot dogs are a quick, easy, and tasty meal while camping. Choose your chili based on your heat preference, mild to spicy. Cheddar cheese is a great option, but many different types of cheeses will do. 

The hotdogs are plastic vacuum packed and the chili canned so both these as super easy to transport and store. The bread can be a little tricker, so keep care not to squish it while transporting. You can either bring shredded cheese or shred it at camp.

Since this meal is cooked over a campfire and served on a napkin, there are no dishes. A total bonus when camping! This is especially so if you heat the canned chili next to the campfire. BUT please be careful and open the can before cooking, as it can explode.

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A black camp plate with two hot dogs covered in chili and toped with grated cheese.
This popular street corner quick lunch is also an ideal option to make yourself while camping. Cooked over a campfire, this chili hot dog is a filling meal.
Chili is being poured on top of two hot dogs in buns on a black camping plate.
Choose your chili to your taste preference; go from mild to spicy.
Two hot dogs on a marshmallow toasting stick cooking over a campfire.
The hot dogs are threaded onto marshmallow sticks then heated over the campfires coals.

Campfire Chili Hot Dogs Recipe

Easily cooked over a campfire, these chili hot dogs are a quick, easy, and tasty meal while camping.
Preparation 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 can chili
  • 2 hot dogs
  • 2 hot dog rolls
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  • toasting stick


  • Place the chili in a pot to heat or if roughing it maybe place it by the side of the fire to warm. The lid MUST be open if you do this otherwise the can may explode.
  • Place the hot dogs on marshmallow sticks and heat over the fire until hot all the way through.
  • Place the hot dog in the bun. Top with heated chili then sprinkle with the cheese.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 8gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 348mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg

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