Hot Diggity Dog!

Published 4:15 pm Monday, May 17, 2010

I love hot dogs! I’m sure that’s not a surprise since I love just about any kind of food — especially junk food. I’m also sure that my doctor is cringing even as I write this.

When I was a child my family had a tradition of letting the birthday person choose what the family had for dinner. My family hated my birthday because I always chose hot dogs.

I like them with a little bit of everything including onions and sauerkraut.

I wasn’t much on chilidogs as a child, but as an adult I’ve grown to appreciate a good chilidog on occasion.

If you’re family likes hot dogs, you may be interested in a different way to prepare this ballpark favorite. I found this recipe and thought it sounded interesting enough to give it a try. Before I pass judgment on it, I’ll let you try it and decide for yourself.

Chilidog Pie

2 1/2 c Baking mix (like Bisquick)
3 tbs. Prepared yellow mustard
6 tbs. Water
1 pkg. (16 ozs.) hot dogs
2 cans ( 15 ozs. each) chili

1/2 c Shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Combine baking
mix, mustard and water in small mixing bowl. Stir until dough forms. With
fingertips dipped in baking mix, press dough into the bottom and up the
sides of prepared dish. Set aside. Quarter hot dogs by cutting in half
lengthwise and again crosswise. Place hot dogs on dough. Spoon chili over
hot dogs. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. Makes
6 to 8 servings.

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