You had me at Cheese!
The wonderful people at Cabot Cheese sent me CHEESE for recipe development.
My Baked Chili Cheese Dogs is the perfect recipe for the cheese-heads of the world.
I don’t think I have to give you a detailed description of how much I love cheese?
I don’t just love cheese, I love, love, love, super LOVE cheese.
I love cheese so much I have cheese dreams!
Yes, I dream in cheese.
The dreams always consist of me owning cows, goats, and a farm and creating an unlimited supply of cheese.
I could live that life!
I wanted to create a recipe that would accomplish two missions.
First, I wanted to showcase the wonderful Cabot cheese!
Secondly, I wanted to showcase my love of delicious cheese!
When I was a young child my mother would always make baked hot dogs.
She would wrap the hot dogs in bacon and cook them until they were nice and crispy!
Sometimes she would go a step further and split the hotdogs, put in a chuck of cheese, then wrap them in bacon.
You’re talking about pure hotdog deliciousness.
I decided to take my favorite chili recipe and I added canned pinto beans to the chili.
Next, I top the hotdogs with loads of Cabot cheese and baked these babies until they were nice and toasty!
Let me explain what you’re about to eat.
You have spicy chili, a high quality hot dog, excellent cheese and did I mention we slightly buttered the buns.
Yep, my little secret, a little butter and a lot of cheese will take you to great food places people!
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 3 cups chili
- 3 cups Cabot cheese, grated
- 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- green onions to garnish
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Grease baking pan and place the hot dog buns in the bottom.
- Butter the sides and top of the buns.
- Top buns with hotdogs, chili, and finish off with lots of cheese.
- Tent with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.