Chili Topping for Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

I did a bit of cleaning out of leftovers from the fridge and freezer. We had leftover Larry Burgers from Saturday. For a nice change, I made a little chili to top these. Larry loves chili cheese burgers! We sprinkled ours with a bit of 2% low fat cheese. Chopped green or red onions are also a tasty topping for this chili, which has a tiny sweetness to it. If you prefer your chili tangier, just omit the sugar and ketchup.

In the freezer, we had a bag with a dab of fries and a bag with a handful of mozzarella sticks. I threw all these in the oven to have as sides.

I also found a small stack of graham crackers, a part of a bag of mini marshmallows and a few milk chocolate chips in the pantry. I used all these ingredients to make Easiest Indoor S'mores.

Chili Cheese Hamburger

Chili for Topping Hamburgers/Hot Dogs

1 pound ground chuck
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 six ounce can tomato paste
1 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Brown ground beef in a skillet, adding minced garlic when meat is nearly done.
Add remaining ingredients; stir well to combine. Simmer over low heat 15 minutes - or longer.

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Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
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Crock Pot Wednesday (I simmered mine on the stove top, but I think this would work well in the Crock Pot, too!)


  1. This is the perfect menu for Halloween!

  2. Great way to clean out the freezer!

  3. What a great meal! I need one of those freezer clean-out meals soon too.

    Thanks for sharing with TATT!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing with Crock Pot Wednesday. I really appreciate your participation. I love chili cheese burgers...so do my hips:) Hope to see you back at CPW next week. I'm getting lots of good ideas.


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