Delicious air fryer chilli dogs. Sausages are air fried and then added to bread rolls before chilli is loaded on top with grated cheese for the ultimate comfort food in the air fryer.
This is a great example of making the food stretch further and to make good use of your leftover chilli. Can be made with either sausages or hotdogs.
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I love to make something and then stretch the leftovers to make something even more amazing.
Its kind of my money saving thing!
So, when we were recording the video for our air fryer chilli con carne, we had a load leftover and with some spare sausages from the butchers that needed using up, I set to work in transforming the cooked chilli, into the best ever air fryer chilli dogs.
But wait, they got a meat makeover.
You see, whilst air fryer chilli dogs are tradition with hotdogs instead I have made for you air fryer sausage dogs.
And whilst this isn’t the norm, it also reminds us as foodies that like to save money on food that you can sub your ingredients for what you have in, rather than going out for other ingredients.
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Best Homemade Chilli For Hotdogs
The best homemade chilli for hotdogs is chilli you made the day before, because it will have better flavour to it plus it will have naturally thickened up as it has cooled, so it will be easier to spread over the hotdogs or the sausages.
Can You Cook Chilli From Frozen?
Yes, you can cook chilli from frozen. But when you do it wont be easy to spoon over your chilli dogs so you will really need for it to fully defrost before you use it.
Can You Heat Chilli In The Air Fryer?
Yes, you can heat chilli in the air fryer, or if you prefer you can reheat chilli in the microwave.
If using for chilli dogs, then no need to reheat the chilli first if its thawed, as you heat up the chilli as it sits on top of the sausages.
How To Defrost Chilli Con Carne?
We recommend using a silicone cake pan for the air fryer for defrosting and reheating the chilli. This is because glass containers such as pyrex take much longer to heat up food in via the air fryer because it takes so long for the heat to circulate around the food.
Then once in your silicone pan air fry for 10 minutes at 120c/250f, give it a stir and break up the bigger bites.
Then your air fryer chilli will be almost defrosted and you can focus on reheating chilli con carne.
And this will take about 5 minutes at 160c/320f for a medium portion.
Can You Reheat Kidney Beans?
Yes, you can reheat kidney beans. Unlike mince in the chilli con carne that can only be reheated once, kidney beans can be reheated three times.
Though give your chilli con carne a good stir first, as some of the kidney beans can end up at the top and go a bit dry when reheating them.
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Chilli Dogs Air Fryer Ingredients
Leftovers – We used a bowl portion of leftover chilli con carne that we had cooked in the air fryer. You can get the recipe here.
Buns – Then for the hot dog buns we love the part baked bread rolls and had two large ones and we cut them into two so that they would easily fit in the air fryer basket.
Sausages – Then we used some sausages from the butchers, and they tasted delicious.
Cheese – I don’t just want chilli dogs I want cheesy chilli dogs. I covered the top of the dogs with some grated cheese.
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Air Fryer Chilli Cheese Fries
Instead of cheese hot dogs and for an idea without any bread rolls, you can make air fryer chilli cheese fries.
Simply make our air fryer chips recipe then place the chips into a silicone baking pan and then cover the fries with leftover chilli and then grated cheese and air fry for 5 minutes to warm through.
How To Cook Chilli Dogs In Air Fryer?
- Sausages. Place the sausages into the air fryer basket and air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Load. Slice open the part baked bread and then place them into the air fryer basket, add the sausages to them, cover with chilli con carne leftovers, sprinkle with grated cheese and you are ready to air fry.
- Cook. Then air fry the sausage dogs for 5 minutes at 180c/360f or until the chilli is piping hot.
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This air fryer chili dogs recipe is an updated post and was originally shared on Recipe This in 2020.
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Air Fryer Chilli Dogs
- 2 Part Baked Bread Rolls
- 1 Bowl Leftover Chilli Con Carne
- 28 g Grated Red Leicester Cheese
- 4 Cumberland Sausages
- Place the sausages into the air fryer basket and spread them out. Air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Then slice the bread rolls lengthways and in half to create 4 smaller bread rolls.
- Then place the sausages into the bread rolls (you might find this easier to do in the air fryer basket), and then you can position them and make sure they fit without falling over.
- Then spoon over chilli and then sprinkle with grated cheese.
- Air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f before serving warm.