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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat; add the sliced hot dogs, browning them off on all sides; remove the hot dogs from the skillet and reserve.
Add the ground beef to skillet, along with granulated onions and spices; crumble the beef, cooking over medium heat until the beef is no longer pink and is fully cooked throughout; drain fats.
Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and ketchup to the ground beef mixture, stirring to combine. Add the reserved hot dogs to the skillet; simmer for a few minutes over medium heat.
Meanwhile, brown the tater tots on a baking sheet to get them nice and crispy. Place the crispy tater tots into a greased casserole dish; cover the tater tots with the prepared chili mixture.
Bake, uncovered, on center rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until hot throughout. Sprinkle with cheese during the last 10 minutes of baking time. Serve garnished with toppings, as desired.