Better than state fair chilidog recipe

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Nothing says “state fair” like a good ol’ chili dog….and heartburn…and indigestion. Now you can feed your kids these healthy homemade homeruns before you go and save yourself from the tummy troubles and the waiting in line when you get there.

  • Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1¼ lb ground turkey breast
  • ½ large onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup unsalted tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1¼ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • ½ cup of spinach baby food
  • ½ cup of sweet potato baby food
  • ½ cup of kidney beans, rinsed
  • 6 nitrate-free turkey or chicken hotdogs
  • 6 hot dog buns. (Option: gluten-free buns)
How to Make It
  1. Mist a large saucepan or a wide, deep skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Add turkey, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining ½ teaspoon black pepper and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Push turkey to edges of pan and add onion to center of pan. Continue to cook while stirring frequently until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and stir to combine all ingredients and cook until soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne, spinach baby food, sweet potato baby food and beans then stir until combined. Add broth and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add honey and stir until dissolved.
  3. Serve over hotdog in a bun. Save the remainder for left-over chili. Yum!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
258 kcal
Calories from Fat:
90 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
102 mg
617 mg
9 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
7 g
27 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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