Papa Travis' Hot Dog Chili

Cathy Smith


This recipe came from Dorn's Ice Cream Parlor from back in the 1930's. It is still used today in McCormick, SC at a little cafe, where it was originated. They even sell it by the quart, if you want to take it home with you. Every time I've made it, everyone raves. Enjoy!!


★★★★★ 4 votes

Stove Top


  • 1 lb
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper
  • 1/2 stick
    butter (optional)
  • 8 oz
    bottle of ketchup
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 medium
    onion chopped

How to Make Papa Travis' Hot Dog Chili


  1. In a medium size saucepan brown beef with onions in small amount of water. Add other ingredients and cook on medium until it comes to a boil. Simmer on low for 20 to 30 minutes

Printable Recipe Card

About Papa Travis' Hot Dog Chili

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

Show 19 Comments & Reviews

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy homemade caramel sauce that is perfect for topping treats and dipping! Click here for the Homemade Caramel Sauce recipe!

How To Make Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

How to Make Homemade Tartar Sauce

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

If you’ve never made homemade tartar sauce, then you’re missing out! Nothing could be easier or tastier. Making the sauce only takes 5 to 10 minutes and offers a real...

How To Make The Best Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

How to Make the Best Homemade Caramel Sauce

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Caramel sauce turns an ordinary dessert into something amazing. It can be drizzled onto cheesecake, a dip for fruit, used to top an apple pie and let's not forget about...