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Ultimate Loaded Chili Pretzel Dogs Recipe Using BUSH’S® Chili Beans


These Ultimate Loaded Chili Pretzel Dogs are so delicious and make great comfort food. They are perfect to serve up on a cold night or really any day of the year, where you are craving something packed with tons of flavor. I love starting with BUSH’S® Chili Beans as they come pre-seasoned, making this recipe even easier. There is also a coupon currently available to get the beans at Walmart, so be sure to grab that coupon below!

This recipe can be made in any kind of crusty roll (like french rolls), but something about putting them in these pretzel hot dog rolls really kicks the flavor up. The flavors of the pretzel buns, brats and homemade chili blend so nicely. I love to serve it with good old fashioned lemonade in mason jars, to keep with the simple yet tasty theme. Add some grapes on the side, and it makes it a hearty but simple meal.

How to Make the Recipe:

Start by browning up your hamburger and draining it. Then add your BUSH’S® Chili Beans. I like to use these as they already include their original chili sauces, made with a special blend of chilies, spices, garlic and onions, so it requires fewer ingredients for me to buy and add!

Add your tomato sauce, diced tomato’s and tomato soup (Note, the tomato soup just adds a touch of sweetness to the chili. Some people add a little sugar to their tomato sauce instead. I don’t like an actual sweetness in my chili, so I prefer to use the soup to keep the flavors balanced, but not risk it getting too sweet).

Stir it all together and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes. Ideally, I like to simmer it on low for around an hour. It will thicken as it simmers.  

We used this brats recipe to cook up our brats. Cut up some onion and caramelize them in some butter in a frying pan. I like to then cut my brat down the middle and add it to the same frying pan I just cooked the onions in. Do this for a couple of minutes to brown it up on the inside and it creates a nice space for the chili.

You can use any hearty bun, but these pretzel rolls are perfect for this recipe. They go so well with the flavors of the brats and the chili.

Print the full recipe here::


Ultimate Loaded Chili Pretzel Brats #BUSHSChiliBeans

This chili recipe is so easy. Use it to top of brats in pretzel buns for delicious comfort food! It is a meal that will satisfy the entire family.

  • Author: Sia



Pretzel Hot Dog Rolls

2 cans BUSH’S® Chili Beans

1 lb of hamburger

1 can tomato soup

1 can tomato sauce

1 can diced tomatoes

Chili Powder

1 package Brats of your choice

1/2 White Onion, sliced



Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Sliced Green Onions



Start by browning the ground beef in a frying pan and drain.

Add cooked ground beef to a stock pot or dutch oven on the stove.

Add two cans of beans.

Add the tomato sauce, tomato soup, and diced tomatoes.

Add chili powder.

Mix well and simmer over medium low heat for at least 30 minutes

Prepare Brats  while chili is simmering. We used this recipe here.

One thing I like to do with the brats, when I am making chili dogs with them is to slice them in half and put them in a frying pan for a couple of minutes to brown the inside up. This just gives you more space to add the chili.

While the brats are cooking slice up a white onion, and add to frying pan with melted butter in it. Cook until golden brown, to caramelize them.

Once chili is done simmering, and brats are done cooking, assemble your ultimate loaded chili brats in the pretzel rolls. To do this:

Add a brat to a pretzel hot dog roll. Scoop chili over the brat, and top with shredded cheese.

Put them under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbling (around 2-3 minutes)

Serve with sliced green onions and crushed Fritos, for folks to optionally top their mini bowls of chili with.

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Printable $1 Off Coupon:

Save $1 when you buy any two (2) BUSH’S® Chili Beans. This coupon is coupon is redeemable at Walmart stores. Be sure to print yours now, while supplies last!

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Ultimate Loaded Chili Pretzel Dogs

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