I love hotdogs. I know they are not exactly gourmet food, and I know that they are a bit garbagy junk foody with what goes into them. I don't care what goes into them. I like them. They taste good to me, and they have their place in my kitchen, as a once in a while treat. When I was a child we often had hotdogs for supper on Friday nights and my mom made the best hot dogs on the planet. People used to vie for an invitation to dinner on hotdog night, no word of a lie!
She used to use a grill that had removable plats which were a waffle maker on one side and a grill on the other. She would spread the buns with butter and toast them in the grill until they were crisp and golden brown on the insides and then she would split the frankfurters almost all the way through and fold them open like a book and grill them until they were golden on both sides also. Nothing ever tasted as good as those hotdogs. Just the thought of them makes me hungry.
I have a great fondness for chili dogs also, which is why when I saw this delicious casserole on Pinterest I knew I just had to make it. Chili Cheese Dog Bake. What sounds bad about that! Nothing, I tell you! NOTHING!
The ones I saw on Pinterest were attributed to My Incredible Recipes. i have actually seen it on several food blogs, but I believe that the Original recipe however is from Pillsbury, and uses their products. We don't have pillsbury products over here. We have Ready Roll, which do croissant rolls, whichare similar but not quite the same. I think they do a pizza crust also, or at least they used to. I haven't seen it for quite a while.
In any case this is delicious. I used two cans of chili for the base. One can seemed a bit stingy for four people. If you are going to do a chili dog, have some chili there for crying out loud! So two tins of chili work well. Or you could use your own homemade chili which would be even better.
I used Gino De'Campo refrigerated pizza base, which was just the right amount for four chili dogs . . . and cheddar cheese strings. It all worked very well and this was very delicious indeed!
It makes exactly four Chili Cheese Dogs, but trust me when I say that one of these is very filling and I cannot imagine anyone being able eat two, especially if you have salad or chips on the side. We both thought these were delicious!
*Chili Cheese Dog Bake*Serves 4
1 can of refrigerated pizza dough
(I used Gino DeCampo, 400g family pizza base, which
cut perfectly into 4 rectangles.)2 (400g tins) of chili con carne (2 14-ounce tins)
I do hope you will make this. It is a real family pleaser, I guarantee and the perfect way to end the month! Bon Appetit!