Although these chili dogs take longer to make than regular ones, I will always make these first if I can.   Baking them in the oven makes the outsides of the buns crunchy while keeping the insides warm and gooey.  I also find that the buns hold together better which means, less chili on the plate and more chili in your tummy.

The measurements here are really just a suggestion.  I usually stick the knife in the mayo and spread it to the bun, I never measure.  The chili, I eye. I want a nice amount but not so much that it compromises the bun.  As for the cheese, I think there is rarely a recipe where I follow the cheese amounts.


What You Need:

6 Hot Dogs

6 Hot Dog Buns

2 Tablespoons Mayo

1 Can Chili

2 Cups Shredded Cheese

What To Do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spread the mayo generously in each bun.  Spread a small amount of chili in each bun, sprinkle with cheese, and add the hot dog.  Place the buns into  a baking dish ( they should be snug).  Top with more chili and cheese and place in the oven.  Bake for about 20 minutes.