Chili Dogs, College Style!

"The perfect, cheap and easy way for people on a budget to make chili dogs, hence the title!"
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  • 1 (25 ounce) can chili (I use Hormel, with beans, but you can use whatever you like )
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 12 cup onion, diced (optional)


  • Heat the chili and hot dogs in the same pan until hot.
  • Put the hot dogs in a split hot dog bun, cover with chili cheese and onion.
  • Eat!
  • Note: You could toast the buns first, although I don't.

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  1. LainieBug
    My mother made chili dogs once a week while I was growing up as it was an inexpensive and easy meal to feed a family of eight. This is total comfort food for me. I toasted the bun and used red onion and, of course, served with Fritos. Made for Pammy's cookathon.
  2. twissis
    Chili-cheese dogs have always been a pers fave for me. Growing up, it was a family tradition to have them every Sat for lunch & no one missed this meal. Now I live in a country where the most popular restaurant is a hot-dog stand! ... But the C-C dog is not the fave of the genre for Icelanders, so I always bring canned hot dog chili (no beans) back from our US trips to satisfy my appetite. I made 1 chg & 1 addition to your recipe. I added sweet pickle relish & subbed crisp fried onions for the chopped raw onion (an Icelandic idea I favor). Thx for the trip down memory lane & the streets of Iceland. I miss you.
  3. Tinkerbell
    You can't go wrong with a good chili dog. I made a quick batch of our favorite chili recipe, Recipe #21936, and dinner was ready in 30 minutes. Served with a side salad, this was a cheap and easy meal after a long day at work and school. We'll remember you each time we have this good ole' comfort food, Pammy. Made and enjoyed in her honor.
  4. MSippigirl
    Love me an occasional chili cheese dog! Sometimes I make a pan full at a time, in the oven! Hot, toasty, delicious! Gotta have some yellow mustard on it too! The hot dogs and chili still need to be warmed first though.
  5. Nimz_
    Love my chili dogs made this way. I did toast the buns and added mustard and a little relish. I also fried the split hot dogs. I used my own Chili recipe #146288 that I had in the freezer. Made in memory of Pammy.


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