How to make chili cheese hot dog casserole

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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!
Chili Cheese Hot Dog Casserole
10 minutes
30 minutes
40 minutes
10 hot dog buns
10 hot dogs
1 large red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons English mustard
14oz (396g) can of chili (or 2 cups of homemade chili)
15oz (425g) grated cheddar cheese
1 bunch fresh scallion (spring onions), chopped
1/2 cup (113g) sour cream, to serve.
Lightly grease the bottom of a 3 quart casserole dish and preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
Tear the hot dog buns into roughly 2" pieces and then press them into the bottom of the casserole dish, until they cover the bottom of the dish entirely.
Slice the hot dogs and spread them out over the buns before spooning the chili over the top. Spread English mustard evenly over the chili.
Place the sliced red onions over the chili and finish with the grated cheddar cheese and place into the oven, covered, for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and finish with a sprinkling of the freshly chopped scallions and a spoonful of sour cream and serve immediately.
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 and replace the English mustard with brown or Dijon mustard!
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