Thursday, September 17, 2020

Chili Dog Casserole

Bev saw this recipe on line from All Recipes and as lovers of both baked burritos and chili dogs we knew it was a must try.  I grew up in an area of the country where a hot dog was a wiener in a bun and topped with sauce (special hot dog chili), mustard, and onion and if you ordered a dog with everything this is what you got, but in the spirit of broadening my horizons, I was willing to use chili with beans in the casserole.

As it turned out we had everything we needed on hand with a bag of homemade chili and some type of special wieners (bison we think) in the freezer, and the tortillas, onion, and cheese in the fridge.

After reading the comments by others, we adapted the recipe to get the following.

Chili Dog CasseroleAdapted from All Recipes

The Ingredients: - Original recipe yields 10 servings

1 qt homemade chili (or 2 cans chili with beans)

16 ounce package long beef frankfurters, or your favorite wieners

10 (8 inch) flour tortillas

16 oz shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Mustard, your favorite

Chopped onion to taste

Crushed potato or corn chips (optional)

Note:  By adding cheese and onion inside the tortillas with the wieners, they were large enough that I could only fit eight inside our 9”x13” dish.

The Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Spread half the chili in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Place a frank on a tortilla, add mustard, onion, and shredded cheese to taste, roll up franks inside tortillas and place in baking dish, seam side down, on top of chili 'bed'.

Top with remaining chili, and sprinkle with remaining (at least 8 oz.) cheese.

Cover baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Remove foil, top with chips (Larry forgot this) and serve.  Sorry about the next shot.

The Verdict:

As chili dog fans, we all loved it and would definitely make it again.  Why not just make hot dogs you ask?  While it had all of the same ingredients, it tasted different enough to make the casserole plus it can be made ahead of time and baked during happy hour.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


9/11/20 meal date


  1. I've made chili burritos since I was a kid...adding a hot dog is brilliant!

  2. Larry, I've never had a hot dog wrapped in a tortilla. I do like the concept... Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


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