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Airfryer Chilli Cheese Dog

Homemade hotdog roll, premium German sausages, homemade chilli along with cheese and garnish. The lunch of your dreams.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4



  • Peel and dice your onion. Place half of it into your Airfryer along with the sausages on the grill pan and sprinkle them with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes on 180c/356f.
  • While the sausages and onion are having a head start place the rest of the onion inside the Instant Pot. Cook them on the sauté setting with a little olive oil and the garlic and cook until the onions are golden.
  • Add the mince to the Instant Pot and mix well and cook on the sauté setting for a further 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes give your sausages another 10 minutes at 180c/356f. At the same time dice your tomatoes, add all seasoning and give it a good mix. Cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes add the tinned tomatoes, mix well and move to keep warm for 5 minutes as this will simmer the mince.
  • Drain the mince to remove any excess moisture and mix it with the soft cheese.
  • Place the sausages and onions over the hotdog buns, then the mince over it and then garnish it with more cheese and salad bits.


I always make the homemade bread first and then while it is proving, cook the sausages, bread and mince, then it is all made at the same time.
I always go with a medium can of chopped tinned tomatoes. They’re about 300g and are perfect for when you’re simmering mince.
Many sausages come in packs of 6 not 4. If you are naughty like us you will cook 4 for the hotdogs and the other 2 for the parents while they are cooking!
What I also did with mine was to add mustard before the mince. It gave it a lovely kick and even my toddler liked it like this.
I timed it so that the sausages could rest, but still stay warm in the Airfryer so that nothing was cold.
I also added the hotdog buns to the Airfryer with the sausages and onion below them. This meant that everything cooked at the same time. If you do it this way start cooking as soon as you have finished the proving process.
As a plan B for tinned tomatoes you could use my homemade tomato sauce instead. It gives a similar flavour and has a higher vegetable count.
You will find that there will be little or no juices left after simmering the mince. But if there is just use a sieve to remove any excess moisture as it will then help give it a lovely creamy texture when you add the cheese.
Make sure you go with some really good quality German sausages, otherwise you will have a cheap hotdog, that will be really bad for your health.