Recipe by Dana Wrightsman
"My cousin Donna made up this recipe several years ago and it's one my children love. It's like eating a chili dog, but with a fork."
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hot dog buns
1 (15 ounce) can
shredded Cheddar cheese
My entire family loved this recipe. I did make just a few changes though. Instead of cutting up the buns, I just opened them flat and layed them crust side up. I put the hot dogs in and then a layer of cheese over those. Then the chili and some more cheese. My buns didn't get to soggy at all, as a matter of fact, the bottom was just a little crispy and it was fantastic. Maybe because the crust was facing up, or the layer of cheese between the hot dogs and the chili? I did use two cans of chili though.This tastes just like it should and I will be making this for a long time to come. Thanks for a great recipe!!
This is an awesome idea, however I think the soggy bread turned my son "the chili dog lover" off. I used my own chili (I omitted the onion because it was in my chili), and used half bun half frito on the bottom. I agree with other reviews that I should have just used the fritos. Next time I'll go for the chili cheese fritos to add some kick! Thanks for the idea Dana & Donna!!
Delicious & fun dinner idea! My husband and I really enjoyed this. My children (11 & 5 yrs.) had mixed reviews. They ate it, but their biggest criticism was the bread. I guess they're purists (hot dogs ON buns, not the other way around, etc.). I did use Hormel's low-fat Turkey Chili, and found that two cans would have been better than the one that I used. Next time, instead of hot dog buns, I think I'll try using a prepared cornbread stuffing mix which would be crispier than the cut-up buns (although, I did lightly butter and toast them before adding the rest of the ingredients, but they still absorbed too much moisture from the chili than my kids liked). Thanks for the idea, and I will be making this again. UPDATE ON 6/28/06: WE HAVE TWEAKED THIS CHILI DOG CASSEROLE TO EVERYONE'S LIKING...LAYERED IN THIS ORDER: 2 OR 3 CANS OF HORMEL TURKEY CHILI W/O BEANS; 1 PACKAGE OF LOW FAT OR FAT FREE BEEF FRANKS CUT UP, DICED ONIONS, 1/2 PACKAGE LOW FAT SHREDDED CHEDDAR/MONTERAY JACK; 2 PREPARED PACKAGES OF JIFFY CORNBREAD MUFFIN BATTER SPREAD ON TOP, THEN FINISH W/ REMAINING CHEESE AND BAKE. EVERYONE LOVES THIS, AND I THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME! GREAT RECIPE IDEA!
I used whole wheat buns, kosher dogs, two cups of the Big Game Day Chili that I made the day before and used a 2% sharp cheddar. I didn't have any of it but my boys got a kick out of it. They loved that it was a new way to eat chili dogs. NOTE: This was so cheap to make that it should be illegal. I bought the hot dog buns off the clearance rack and everything else I already had on hand. Great for families who are stretching their food budget.
Very easy. We doubled the amount of chili on it, but we like 'em sloppy. Another trick to avoid soggy hot dog buns is to pop it under the broiler to quickly toast the buns before adding the chili and cheese.
This was a real family pleaser.It was very easy
to make.I used fritos in place of hotdog buns and
2 cans of chili per the suggestion of other
reviewers.It would be very good for a Monday or
Friday night supper.I will be making this one
This was good. My 17 month old ate it without blinking. I put my buns in the oven when I turned it one to preheat. By the time the oven was hot, my buns were toasted perfectly. I only made 1/2 a recipe. I didn't think there was enough chili though and ended up using 2 10 oz cans of Hot Dog Chili. It tasted pretty just like you would expect. Next time I may preheat my chili though. I found some of the center of my casserole didn't get very hot. I also didn't think the buns got any soggier than if I was making a regular chili dog. I will keep this recipe in mind for nights I need a quick meal.
My kids love this dish so much, I promised them I would serve it at my wedding. Needless to say, it was a big hit! I even attached the recipe to the thank you cards so everyone could enjoy it at home. I enhanced the recipe by also adding crumbled corn chips on the top. I have only two words for this recipe, mmm mmm!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chili Dog Casserole I
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 372
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