Bandito Slow Cooker Chili Dogs Recipe -
Bandito Slow Cooker Chili Dogs  Recipe
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Bandito Slow Cooker Chili Dogs

Recipe by  

"I have taken this to potlucks in the past and people really love it! My family loves it too. Not the stuff of 5-star restaurants, but for my family this is comfort food! Take care with the type of hot dogs you buy because some of the really inexpensive ones have so much water in them it will make the sauce very thin."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place hot dogs in a slow cooker. Mix chili, Cheddar cheese soup, ketchup, and chopped green chilies in a bowl and pour over hot dogs. Cover cooker and set to Low; cook 4 to 5 hours (can cook longer if desired).
  2. Serve hot dogs on buns topped with a large spoonful of chili, 1 teaspoon of chopped onion, 1 tablespoon of shredded Cheddar cheese, and about 2 tablespoons crushed corn chips.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2012

This recipe is just great! Don't change a thing. The soup sounds as though it would not be a good addition, but it has to be part of the revipe. I just served it to five hungry guys and they each ate three. Thank you for this recipe. It's a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 03, 2013

This looked terrible and tasted even worse. Seriously do not bother with this recipe, it's gross.


8 Ratings

Apr 19, 2013

I've taken this recipe to 2 or 3 potlucks at work so far and am considering doing it again for another one next week. This is a very easy, economical and popular dish for potlucks and I have never had any left over. You will need a slotted spoon for serving as the sauce is quite runny. No biggie though 'cause the chili dogs taste really good.

Jan 11, 2014

Did this today and was great for party took advice and added another can of Hormel chili. Added fixings on side and not a drop left. Did turn slow cooker down as started to crust up after 2hrs. Turned to warm and was perfect. Teens LOVED it!!

Aug 28, 2012

Easy and delish!!

Jan 16, 2014

Best chili cheese dogs ever! I cut the recipe down to only feed myself and use the leftover sauce for Frito Pie. Delish! I can't understand how anyone would give this one star.

Jan 04, 2014

I started with a pound of Velveeta cheese and a large can of chili con carne. I also added a sprinkle of chipotle powder instead of the green chilies. This was pretty good. I also did not use the crock pot, too Hungry! LOL This makes a Great dip btw! Thanks Sooz:)

Aug 29, 2012

A glorified version of "chili cheese dogs". In the future I would heat up some regular chili (with beans) and hot dogs in the microwave and not bother with the slow cooker. If you do follow this recipe, double the ingredients for the chili that you put in the slow cooker. There wasn't enough of the chili mixture to go around when dinner time came. Be aware that the chili comes out thin and soupy. I liked the Fritos on top though, that was yummy.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 1172 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Go Pro!

In Season

It’s Ghouls’ Night Out
It’s Ghouls’ Night Out

Get cute n’ creepy recipes to feed all your little monsters.

Allrecipes Cooking School
Allrecipes Cooking School

It’s everything you need to cook your best. Learn more about Allrecipes Cooking School.

Football Food for the Win
Football Food for the Win

All the game-day eats you need to crush the tailgate competition.

Related Videos

Slow Cooker Chili II

Make this spicy, thick chili in a snap.

Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Slow Cooker Chili

See how to make pork chili with a savory Southwest flair.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

This easy, ingenious method makes delicious pot pie like a slow-simmered stew.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States