Eats: Chili Dog Casserole

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I honestly should just call this "heart-attack casserole", because obviously. Why would someone like me, who is pretty adamant on eating healthy foods bother to cook such a monster, let alone eat it? Well here is the thing: Kyle and I are pretty broke at the moment. A few weeks ago, we had a bunch of family over for a cookout, and we had loads of hot dogs, burgers, and buns leftover. I froze everything, assuming we could do something with it later (Sara doesn't waste food!). 

I found a recipe on Pinterest for chili dog casserole, and half-joked about making it for Kyle. He kept asking about it, so I caved and made it. 

Get
8 pack of hot dog buns
8 pack of hot dogs
Half an onion
1 can of chili
1 cup of shredded cheese
Green onion 

Slice up the hot dog buns into 1-2 inch pieces, and place them in a casserole dish. Next slice up the hot dogs into 1/2 inch pieces, and layer them on top. Slice up an onion, and add that next. Then add your chili, and cheese on top of the onion. I then sliced up some green onion and added it last. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, and that is it. 

Because we had random leftovers, this casserole was a mix of wheat, and white buns, both veggie, and regular hot dogs, and I used vegetarian chili. So I suppose you could try to make this a tad healthier, but either way, it tasted pretty good. I made a huge salad to go with it to tell myself that this wasn't a horrible dinner, but I think this might make a good dish to take to a summer BBQ or something. 

Happy Friday!

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  1. Looks delicious and seems simple to make!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  2. I have been craving Chili Dogs in the worst way - this is not helping, but that's ok, it's instead just giving me a dinner suggestion for this weekend! YUM.

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  3. Heart attack or not, I would totally eat this! I'm going to need to pick up some veggie dogs and chili next week!

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  4. So random :) Kim would not let me cook it. Maybe when she goes on her work conference I can eat it by myself lol.

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  5. Sounds tasty :) Great way to sneak some leftovers into the dinner!

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  6. I can't get on my high horse and criticize your food-selection: for dinner tonight, I ate three bacon and mayo sandwiches, which I chased down with half a bag of Doritos and a beer...

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  7. Good idea! There is no need to eat healthy absolutely all the time.

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  8. Oh just think of it as memories of summer..especially, in the dead of winter. You gotta have stuff like this..every great once in while!

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  9. That's a good heart attack! HaHaHa Looks yummy delicious Sara!

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