When I posted my Guinness® Chili last year, I promised that I would post the recipe for the Chili Cheese Dogs “soon”. Well better late than never, right? Summer is the season for hot dogs on the grill. January is the season for hot dogs covered in delicious chili and cheese…and beer…and football! Here is my version of a Chili Cheese Dog…..
Yes, I do realize that making hot dogs is not rocket science, but there are some subtle things that can make all the difference in the finished product! First thing to take into consideration, is the Hot Dog Buns…..
My homemade hot dog buns are sturdier than the “fluffy” buns that you find in your local grocery store bakery. These babies are up to the challenge of supporting all of that delicious chili.
Speaking of chili, I have a couple of different versions for you based on your taste preferences: Guinness® Chili and Jack Daniels® Chili. Guinness® Chili is my personal favorite, it has a more subtle flavor than the Jack Daniels® Chili, but it’s up to you.
Another one of my personal preferences, Applegate Natural All Beef Hot Dogs. They are nitrate free, antibiotic free, and taste delicious!!
If you are using homemade hot dog buns, cut a large circle in the top of the bun and remove the excess bun to create a bowl effect…..
Now spoon some heated chili into the cavity…..
Place your heated hot dog on top of the chili and top with additional chili and cheese…..
Place in the microwave and heat until cheese is melted, about 30 seconds or so. Garnish with sour cream/Greek yogurt and serve…..
If you want to be a rebel and slice your hot dog bun in half, it will still work, it will just be extra messy…..
You will definitely need a knife and fork!
What do you put on your Chili Cheese Dogs?
Chili Cheese Dogs
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||20 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 1 Batch your choice of chili
- 1 Package uncured, sulfite free hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used colby/jack)
- sour cream or Greek yogurt (to garnish)
|If you have made your chili ahead of time, or using leftovers, heat chili and set aside.|
|Heat hot dogs. I usually microwave mine for 25 seconds each.|
|If using homemade hot dog buns, cut a large circle in the top of the bun. Carefully remove to create a bowl effect.|
|Spoon some chili into the bottom of the hot dog bun. Top with hot dog, then additional chili.|
|Sprinkle cheese over the top and microwave to melt the cheese.|
|Garnish with a dollop of sour cream/Greek yogurt if desired and serve.|
I used my favorite Guinness® Chili recipe.
Homemade Hot Dog Buns are nice and sturdy for these chili dogs.
This recipe will be partying at these link parties!