Hello, my name is Christen and I’m a hot dog-a-holic. I don’t know what it is, I could be planning to cook a nice steak dinner but if I see a hot dog? It’s all over. I gotta have one. It’s like a sickness.
So that’s pretty much what happened this past Sunday. I was surfing the net, looking at blogs and trying to decide what to cook for dinner that night because Sundays are our “cheat days” at our house. I saw a picture for oven hot dogs. Search over. I had never had one before and now, this is how I will always cook my hot dogs. The bun gets sort of crisp (not hard though). I recently had some dental work done so I was scared to bite into it and cut mine with a knife and fork but no matter, it was still amazing. AMAZING. Let’s just let the picture speak for itself. (see picture below recipe.)
Oven Hot Dogs
Inspired By: In the Wabe
8 hot dogs (I use the nitrate free ones)
8 hot dog buns
1 recipe hot dog chili (or you can use the canned stuff, whatever floats your boat)
Mayo – lots of it
Mustard – we used coarse ground variety
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a 9×13 casserole with foil. Spread mayo generously on the inside of the buns, then to each add a hot dog, a squirt of mayo, a generous helping of the chili, lots of cheese and some onions. Squeeze them into the dish, and kind of smoosh down so your cheese doesn’t get stuck to the foil you’re going to put on top. And that’s the next step, cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes (seriously) then remove and use a spatula to remove them. Sigh in pleasure after your first bite.
Note: If there are other toppings you like, feel free to add those too!