Chili Cheese Dog Bake

Last year, our friend Jen found this recipe and passed it along to us. We had a few days of  fall temps and this was one of the first recipes I wanted to have with the cooler weather  We love it!

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 10 hot dogs, cut into bite-sized pieces (we use Nathan’s all beef)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, no sugar added
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste, no sugar added
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1-3 tsp sweetener (optional–I didn’t use it)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Brown the ground beef and onion together in a skillet.  Add the hot dogs and heat through.  Add the tomato sauce, paste, and spices and mix together.  Place in a casserole dish, cover with the cheese, and bake til bubbly.

Because this is a big recipe and it’s just the two of us, I halved it.  And since it fit just right in the skillet, I didn’t bother to put it in a casserole dish, just added the cheese to the skillet and heated til it was melted.  I hope you like it as much as we do!  Thanks again Jen 🙂


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