Now and then, we all find ourselves craving the extreme and blissful indulgence of an epic chili cheese dog! This American classic is the be-all, end-all of guilty pleasure foods — its only downfall being that it can often be too messy to eat in any reasonably adult circumstance. With this incredibly simple chili cheese hot dog casserole, you can finally bring a fork and knife to the chili dog conversations, leaving you to enjoy the spectacular flavors of this classic dish without succumbing to the hazardous messiness that it is so well known for.
This oh-so-easy recipe is really as simple as it comes. It basically utilizes all of the ingredients of a traditional chili dog, yet adapts it effortlessly for the casserole dish, combining hot dog buns, hot dogs, sweet red onions, sharp mustard, chili and cheddar cheese to create the dinner casserole that you've been dreaming of! Ready and on the dinner table in a mere 40 minutes, this dinner delight will knock you off your feet!
Pro tip: Try out a German version of this casserole by using German bratwurst instead of hot dogs and adding sauerkraut along with the cheddar cheese.