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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

chili dog

I've blogged about this meal before, but we had it last night for dinner so I decided to take pictures and make a full post about it.  Warning: This is NOT a healthy meal at all ahah!  I do what I can to make it a little bit healthier by using turkey hot dogs and I usually use homemade clean turkey chili I have on hand in the freezer if I have it [I did not last night].  This is my family's favorite meal.  We probably have it a little too often... but I like to keep them happy =]  

chili dog

Chili Dog Casserole Ingredients
  • Turkey Hot Dogs [we use the fit & active brand from Aldi]
  • 2 cans of chili, or your own homemade chili if you have some on hand
  • Fajita size flour tortilla shells
  • 8oz shredded cheese, we like sharp cheddar on it
  • Aluminum foil, to cover


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

1) Spread 1 can of chili on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.  Last night I used a smaller one because I already have stuff in my 9x13s [I'll show you that soon aha].  I definitely recommend using the 9x13.  The 7x11 I used last night was too small.  I had to reeeeally squish them in tight.  

2) Okay, after you spread the chili, you'll roll up a hot dog in a flour tortilla.  Place that on top of the chili, seam side down.  Continue until all the hot dogs are rolled up.


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3) Now, you'll spread the second can of chili on top of the rolled up hot dogs, and add the cheese on top of that!

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4) The next step is very important.  You need to cover the dish with foil.  You want to make sure you get it covered well, but try to pull the foil up in the center over the cheese.  You don't want all the cheese stuck to the foil when you take it out of the oven!
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5) Bake covered, in 425 degree oven for about 30mins.  

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Since mine were all squished in a smaller pan last night, I think I could have left it in the oven a little longer.  You can see the spots where the cheese wasn't fully melted.  It was still amazing as always though!

chili dog casserole recipe

Here it is plated up.  I always serve corn with it.  Corn seems to be the perfect companion to this casserole.  Jess and I will typically have a side salad as well, this is my son's plate though and he hates salad.  

Well there ya have it!  My family's favorite meal.  NOT in the least bit healthy, but it's a good comfort food dish.  It's a very quick meal to throw together, so it's great on busy nights.  Very affordable too.  I purchase all the ingredients at Aldi and it costs $6.00 to make the casserole.  Not too shabby! ;)  Now, most people will have leftovers of this casserole.  10 hot dogs with tortilla shells && chili is a lot of food!  However, I have a 16yo boy in the home.... That kid is as skinny as can be, but can eat like a horse!  This is why I like to find budget friendly meal options that make A LOT of food!

Let me know if you try it!  Have you made something similar?  Did you tweak the recipe?  Leave a comment below!  


50 comments:

  1. Super delicious, Thank you for sharing this recipe and the photos :). Love simple and delicious!

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    1. Simple && Delicious is definitely the way to go!

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  2. Sounds really good.. I will see how we can give it a try!

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    1. You should definitely try it out! We love it around here aha!

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  3. looks rich and decadent. Enjoy.

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  4. Oh This Looks So Delicious I Can't Wait To Make For The Family!

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  5. That looks so good. I love casseroles.

    Michelle F.

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    1. Casseroles are the BEST! Ahah I don't know what it is, maybe because they're easy?

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  6. Wow! Now that's a casserole. Great for that fun special occasion like the big ball game! Definitely a party food!

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  7. Even if not healthy, it looks delicious!

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  8. These look really good! I never thought of trying that before. Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Who needs healthy when it looks that GOOD! Holy moly I just ate and those pics made me hungry again, lol...

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    1. Ahaha! I edited the photos AFTER I ate, and just staring at the pictures for awhile made me hungry again lol!

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  10. Oh my yumminess - this is genius in a dish and I'm going to have to try it - thanks!

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  11. this looks good! a great meal if having friends or a group over. thanks for sharing

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  12. Now that's really easy to do.

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  13. This dish is easy to do..thanks for sharing..

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  14. A girl after my own heart. I love chili dogs. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mmm we love chili dogs too! This is such a fun spin on them.

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  15. It looks really tasty and I'm sure to love this because of the chili flavor.

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  16. Sometimes delicious is worth a little of the not healthy! This looks like one of those times!

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  17. it really looks so good! but i dont like chili haha

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    1. Aha! Oh no! Yeah maybe this one isn't for you lol! =]

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  18. That looks really good. Never thought of making chilli dogs in a casserole before but I would love to try it . Thanks for sharing!

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  19. That looks really delicious, I will going to love this and it's because of the chili flavor.

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  20. My kids would love this dish. Thank you so much for sharing. I am adding it to my must make list!

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    1. <333 Let me know what you think!

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  21. I would have never thought to fill tortillas with chili. I don't know why not because that looks good.

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  22. Simple easy and delicious sounds good I am so trying this Thanks for sharing

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    1. Simple easy && delicious! Please let me know what you think!

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  23. What a simple and easy recipe. I really love this it will have to be a cheat meal for me one day.

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    1. I can't think of a better meal for a cheat day! Ahah!

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  24. Looks like the kids would love that, esp normal hotdogs..

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    1. I'm sure kiddos would love it! Mine is 15 and luckily he prefers turkey hotdogs over regular too =]

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  25. This looks like a great dish. I am always looking for something easy, affordable and new to make. I will definitely be trying this!

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    1. Oh it is totally easy! Definitely give it a go! Let me know!

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  26. If only I had an oven, I'd be dangerous.

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    1. Oh yeah definitely! Aha! Course, I tend to use the crock pot more than the oven in the summer time.

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  27. Making me hungry and I just ate. But I bet this was much better than the sandwich I had

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    1. Ahah! Yeah it probably is better than a sandwich! Well... I love sandwiches, so maybe it depends on the type of sandwich you had! =]

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  28. i love tweaking things to my taste always garlic, i love this and i might have to make it nom nom

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  29. OMG that looks so tempting.. cant wait to bake my own chili dog casserole

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  30. You should bring this and some cookies for desert to your office!

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  31. I made it pretty healthy, and it was amazing. First, I drained a can of Frank's Sauerkraut and spread it out on the bottom of the dish. Then, I made homemade chili with 1 lb of ground beef, a can of pintos, onion, green onion, cilantro, chili powder, cholula, garlic, celery and cumin. I spread the on the second layer. Then, I rolled up eight all beef hot dogs in flour tortillas and placed them flap down into the chili. Then, I sprinkled 1 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar, then onion, then green onion. I baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I served it with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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  32. I made it pretty healthy, and it was amazing. First, I drained a can of Frank's Sauerkraut and spread it out on the bottom of the dish. Then, I made homemade chili with 1 lb of ground beef, a can of pintos, onion, green onion, cilantro, chili powder, cholula, garlic, celery and cumin. I spread the on the second layer. Then, I rolled up eight all beef hot dogs in flour tortillas and placed them flap down into the chili. Then, I sprinkled 1 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar, then onion, then green onion. I baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I served it with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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    1. The organic tomato sauce was left off the chili recipe.

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