It’s Championship weekend here in the states and football is on the minds of every fan! And to go along with any good football game is good “football food”. I don’t think there is another sport that has food and gatherings so closely associated with it than football. There is football tailgating, there are home parties and there are just regular sit around the t.v. with some buddies gatherings all requiring beer and “football food”.
Hense, I bring you the Chili Cheese Dog. It’s so simple, yet soooo good. Using my recipe for “Chris’ No-bean Chili” these dogs are a snap to make and can really be made to order. Just set out a crock pot of steamed dogs and another of the chili and set out the fixin’s and you’ve even got a great hot dog bar. No muss, no fuss. This way, just because you like good football food doesn’t mean you miss the game! woo hoo!
A great hot dog bar can include: chili, shredded cheese, mustard, ketchup, soaked minced onions, maybe a cheese sauce, chopped jalapenos, black olives and pickles or relish. Get some good fresh buns, good quality dogs and you are in business!
Take a look at this Chili Cheese Dog with the works!
Chili Cheese Dog (with the works)
12 hot dogs
12 New England style buns (or your favorite)
2 cups Chris’ No-bean Chili, prepared
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup water soaked minced onions (optional)
Steam hot dogs. Soak onions in water for at least 1/2 hour.
Place hot dog in bun. Add mustard. Add chili. Add cheese. Add onions. Serve, enjoy!
*note – to make gluten-free, use a gluten-free hot dog bun and be sure to follow the gluten-free adjustment when preparing Chris’ No-bean Chili