This Chili Cheese Glizzburger is my version of the iconic “Glizzburger” invented by the one and only “@thevulgarchef”. It’s a ground beef stuffed hot dog served on a bun and piled with homemade beef chili.

And it’s really freaking good.

Looking for more elevated hot dogs? Try my Big Mac Dog, Bacon-Wrapped Chorizo Dogs, or Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Chorizo Dogs!

one chili cheese glizzburger held over a grill

Is it Chili in Here?

Yes. Yes it is! Start your Chili Cheese Glizzburger with a homemade chili. It’s super simple and also delicious on its own, so feel free to make extra!

First, preheat a medium heat fire for direct cooking at around 350ºF. Place a dutch oven over the heat and drizzle in a little bit of oil. Add in the ground beef, then allow that to brown for a couple of minutes. Pull the beef off of the heat and set it aside.

Place the now empty dutch oven back onto the grill, then add in the onion and garlic. Cook that for a couple of minutes until browned, then sprinkle on guajillo chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, black pepper, and kosher salt. Let the spices cook for a minute, stirring to fully coat the onion and garlic. Don’t skip this. Toasting the spices for the Chili Cheese Glizzburger releases their aroma and flavor. Super important!

Lastly, add the browned beef, beef broth, chipotle puree, and chopped tomatoes back into the dutch oven. Bring the heat down to 300-325ºF, then let the chili for the Chili Cheese Glizzburger simmer for a couple of hours to thicken. Be sure to stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn on the bottom of the pot.

a large dutch oven full of chili being stirred with a spoon

Prep the Hot Dogs for Your Chili Cheese Glizzburger

Next up, let’s get the hot dogs ready to go. So, slice each hot dog almost from end to end. Each end should still be connected, though. They shouldn’t be completely sliced in half.

Take a handful of ground beef and “stuff” it into each hot dog. They should resemble a football shape. Place the hot dogs on a tray and place them into the fridge to set for 1 hour. This is necessary to prevent the Chili Cheese Glizzburger from just falling apart.

Love Chili? Try our Chipotle Garlic Chili Con Carne, Smoked Beef Short Rib and Guinness Chili or our Jalapeno Lime Rotisserie Chicken Chili.

closeup of beef stuffed hot dogs lined on a grill

Time to Cook

With the chili ready to go and the beef stuffed hot dogs nice and set, it’s time to cook the glizzburgers.

So, kick the heat on the grill up to 375ºF. Add the glizzburgers onto the grill and cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side. While they’re cooking, grab your favorite burger seasoning and give them a good layer of spice. Additionally, keep an eye on them as they cook so they don’t burn. If they do start to burn, pull them over to the cooler side of the grill and close the lid so they continue to cook.

Pull the cooked hot dogs off of the grill and let them rest for a couple of minutes.

overhead of glizzburgers on a grill being sprinkled with seasonings

Assemble Your Chili Cheese Glizzburger

Lastly, let’s get this show on the road, because I know I’m ready to eat. Place each hot dog into a warmed hot dog bun, then top it off with a scoop of your prepared chili followed by a sprinkle of sharp cheddar, diced white onions, and chopped cilantro.

Now dig in to your delicious Chili Cheese Glizzburger!

hot dog buns topped with hot dogs being ladled with chili

five chili cheese glizzburgers on a cutting board by a fire

For more delicious recipes, check out my second cookbook Flavor X Fire or my first cookbook Food X Fire!

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Chili Cheese Glizzburger

This Chili Cheese Glizzburger is a ground beef stuffed hot dog served on a bun and piled with homemade beef chili.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people



  • 5-6 large Beef Hot Dogs
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef 80/20
  • 2 cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Favorite Burger Seasoning
  • Diced White Onions for garnish
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish
  • 5-6 Hot Dog Buns


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Whole White Onion cubed
  • 28 oz Tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 6 oz Light Beer
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 2.5 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle Purée
  • 2 tbsp Guajillo Chili Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt


  • Preheat a medium heat fire for direct cooking (around 350F).
  • Add a dutch oven over the heat to preheat for 2 minutes with some oil. Next, add your ground beef for the chili and let brown for about 2.5-3 minutes. Once browned, pull off and set aside. Add an empty dutch oven back to the grill along with the chopped white onion and minced garlic. Brown for 2 minutes, then add your guajillo chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and kosher salt. Let cook for 1 minute to stir around so that seasoning gets all over the veggies. Finally, add your beef, beef broth, chipotle puree, chopped tomatoes and browned ground beef. Stir around and then cover the dutch oven. Let the heat drop to 300-325F and let the chili simmer until thickened (about 1.5-2 hours). Make sure to stir occasionally. If your chili gets too thick, just add more beef broth at the end!
  • As the chili thickens, grab your hot dogs and ground beef. Start by slicing your hot dog almost from end to end, but make sure the ends are still connected. Next, take a handful of ground beef and “stuff” it into each oblong hot dog (should look like a football). Next, place these on a tray and set in the fridge to set for 1 hour.
  • Once the chili is thickened, pull it off and keep it warm. Kick up the heat in the grill to 375F and pull out your Glizzburgers from the fridge. Add to the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side making to season both sides with your favorite burger seasoning. If they begin burning, pull them to a cooler side of the grill and close the lid to keep them cooking. Once the glizzburgers are done to your desired liking, let them rest for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally, place a glizzburger into a warmed hot dog bun. Top with a scoop of the chili then add shredded sharp cheddar, diced white onions and chopped cilantro. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 1851kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 109g | Fat: 131g | Saturated Fat: 54g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 53g | Trans Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 410mg | Sodium: 3884mg | Potassium: 2235mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4008IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 725mg | Iron: 18mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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