Recipe: Cowboy Chili Sausage Dog

Move over, plain hot dogs. It’s time to give this Cowboy Chili Sausage Dog from Eckrich® the spotlight.

An epic creation, the chili sausage dog merges the bold flavor of Eckrich® Original Skinless Smoked Sausage with layers of hearty chili, savory Eckrich® Hickory Smoked Bacon, scallions and cheddar. Did we mention all ingredients are perfectly nestled into a sub roll?

Check out this fun recipe here to up your game day offerings!

Total Time Skill Level Servings
19 mins Beginner 4



Eckrich® Original Skinless Smoked Sausage Rope  2 (14-oz) pkg(s)
Eckrich® Hickory Smoked Bacon, cooked and chopped 5 strips
Green onions, sliced thin 2
Shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil, for brushing grill grates 2 Tbsp.
Sub rolls, Split 4 (6-inch)
Sweet barbecue sauce 1/4 cup
Spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup


  1. Cook chili in a small saucepan until fully heated through. Keep hot until ready to use.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and brush grates with oil.
  3. Grill sausages until the exterior is crisp and char marks appear, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  4. Grill rolls, split-side-down, until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Serve grilled sausages in toasted rolls and top with chili, cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce, mustard and green onions.

Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

Save your leftover chili to make a new dinner that’ll kickstart the week. From Eckrich®, this Southwest Turkey Sausage Chili Mac has a unique take on traditional mac and cheese, by adding in chili with Eckrich Turkey Smoked Sausage for a robust and filling meal.

In need of more inspiration for your next family meal? Smithfield Foods’ large portfolio of products, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your household’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. 


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