I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chili Dog Casserole

Such a simple recipe that turns out quite tasty. You don't have to grill with this one.

(serves 8-10)

*2 (15 ounce) cans chili sauce with or without beans
(I like to make my own chili sauce)
*10 hot dogs
*1/2 cup onion, chopped (optional)
*10 (8-inch) flour tortillas
*3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
*mustard (optional)

~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Boil hot dogs for about 5 minutes.
~Remove hot dogs from water and drain on paper towels.
~Spread 1 can of chili sauce over bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish (if making own sauce 2 cups)
~Place one hot dog on each tortilla.
~Sprinkle 1 cup cheese evenly over hot dogs.
~Sprinkle 1/2 cup onions evenly over hot dogs.
~Squirt desired amount of mustard on hot dogs.
~Roll up tortillas.
~Place seam side down over chili.
~Top the remaining can of chili over tortillas (if making own sauce, 2 cups)
~Sprinkle 2 cups cheese over chili.
~Squirt a little mustard over chili.
~Cover with aluminum foil.
~Bake for 30 minutes.

~substitute tortilla rolls with hot dog buns.

Chili Sauce:
*1 pound ground beef
*1/4 cup onion, chopped fine
*3/4 cup ketchup
*1 tablespoon white sugar
*2 tablespoons white vinegar
*1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
*1/4 teaspoon celery seed
*1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
*1 teaspoon chili powder
*1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon salt

Chili Sauce Directions:
~Place the ground beef and 1/4 cup minced onion in a large skillet, over medium heat.
~Cook, breaking up in crumbles, until beef is browned.
~Transfer the beef and onion to a slow cook and mix in ketchup, sugar, vinegar, mustard, celery seed, cumin, celery seed, pepper, salt & worcestershire sauce.
~Cover and let simmer for 3-5 hours.

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