When I posted my Football Food recipes a few weeks ago, my dad thought I missed something. And while I don’t consider today’s recipe a must have during our favorite pigskin games, it is the perfect fall food… Hot Dog Casserole.
Every time I post about having Hot Dog Casserole for dinner on Facebook (yes, food is very popular on social media), I have multiple people reach out wanting to know more.
So between my dad and everyone else intrigued by my mother’s recipe, today I am sharing it with the world. Well, The Ooo Factor readers…
I have no idea where this recipe originated, but my mom has made it for as long as I can remember. I wasn’t a HUGE fan of Hot Dog Casserole growing up; all I needed was a boiled hotdog on a mustard and ketchup covered bun. What kid wants more than that? But now as an adult, I find myself enjoying the White Family Classic at least three times a year—Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day—and the occasional fall evening.
So what is Hot Dog Casserole?
Boil however many hot dogs…
Heat chili with or without beans on the stove…
Meanwhile, pull out a large baking dish and prepare the buns with mustard, ketchup, and relish.
Once the dogs are ready, place ‘em in the buns.
Cover with chili, cheese, and chopped onion.
Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes or until the buns have reached your desired level of crunchiness.
Hot Dog Casserole is a Man’s Man Recipe. All the men in our family LOVE it. I hope yours do too!
Do you make anything special once the weather cools down? If so, please share! I’d love to hear from you.