Chili Dog Bake

Hot dogs are my guilty pleasure - everyone loves a good chili dog!

The flavors of a chili dog on a plate! Make sure and buy the better quality Kosher ones - Nathan's or Hebrew National are excellent - since you are covering them in chili and cheese.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, GO EASY ON THE CHEESE - use a microplane and a little goes a very long way. This dish is about balance and you want to taste the flavors of each component. 

Ingredients
  • 1 can Bush's Chili Beans
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 ounce package of Hebrew National Low Fat All Beef franks, sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • mustard and ketchup
Instructions
  • Blend the chili beans and chili powder in a medium saucepan and cook over medium high heat until bubbling hot.
  • Slice and arrange hot dogs in individual baking cups or a baking dish - cover with chili bean mixture.
  • Bake in preheated 400 F oven or toaster oven until hot and bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add a light layer of cheese - return to oven to melt. 
  • Add diced raw onion and paint with ketchup and mustard to taste.