We thought this was a great comfort food, and oh so simple. However we agree that the amounts stated are not quite right. We had a fairly large casserole dish with a lot of surface space on the bottom to cover so we used 45oz. of chili (30oz. reg, and 15oz thick) to cover it with a nice layer. And I added the suggested 1/4 cup of ketchup as well. I also threw in about 1/3 of a medium white onion. We used 4 bun length weiners and might use more next time. And I probably used all but a small bit of the bag of extra crispy tots. And I used about 2 cups of cheese on top. I thought this amount left us with a nicely balanced casserole. If it wasn't so high in calories and fat we would probably make this one often.
This was a good base but we think it needed a few changes. I followed the recipe as written except I used 2 15 oucne cans of hormel chili. We think that even with 30 ounces of chili, it still needed a lot more chili. I would use atleast another 15 ounces if not 30 ounces of chili next time. I only used six hot dogs also because it didn't seem like there was enough chili. I think this could be a really good recipe with a few changes. I also cooked at 350 for 30 minutes and another 5 once the cheese was on top. This was very easy to make.
Great recipe! I followed some suggestions. I used two cans of chili, added ketchup and mustard to the chili along with the hot dogs (I used bun length oscar meyer). And I followed the other directions and we loved it! Thank you so much for sharing, this is a keeper for us!
I followed the reciepe and it worked out great for me. Everyone loved it and it was super easy to make, with almost no prep time. Thank you, this was great on Super Bowl Sunday!!