Feb 01 2014
When you’ve already made chili for the big game, or just when having a few friends over, you might as well whip out some hot dogs to be the perfect vehicle to get them to your mouth. These are so simple, you don’t actually need a recipe. But I thought I’d remind you that they’re out there as an option. Because I know for me anyway, these beauties are way too easy to forget about (although I have no idea why – they’re delicious!)
About 4-6 cups chili $5.34
1 package of hot dogs $3.99
1-2 cups of jalapeno-spiced Tex-Mex or Monterey cheese, shredded $2.50
1 package hot dog buns $2.99
2 tablespoons canola oil $0.14
Total cost $14.96
Cost per serving $2.50
1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
2.) Place hot dogs in a large pot of cold water and bring up to a boil. Boil for just one minute then, using tongs, take the hot dogs out of the water. Score them, and heat the two tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, place hot dogs in and move them around to ensure they’re coated in the oil. Remove from the skillet when they have some char marks on them.
3.) Place hot dogs in the buns, top with chili and some of the shredded cheese. Place them all onto the baking tray, place in the oven, and bake until the buns are slightly toasted and cheese has melted.
4.) Serve and enjoy!