This recipe may seem a bit silly I know. When I saw it I thought "who needs a recipe for chili dogs?," but then I tried it and I realized Oven Hot Dogs are something special.
I don't know why baking the chili dogs makes such a difference, but it does. The mustard and relish were also a wonderful surprise. I'm not a fan of mayonnaise so I left it off mine (Ryan said is was yummy though) and I used dill relish instead of sweet, but the combination of smoky chili with tangy mustard and pickle relish was amazing. It really made regular chili dogs into something a little unexpected.
Would I make this again? Yes!
Oven Hot Dogs
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1 can of chili
1/2 an onion, diced
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
1. Line inside of hot dog buns with mayonnaise and sweet relish. Evenly add mustard. Fill with hot dogs and squish into a 13×9″ baking pan.
2. Top hot dogs with chili, cheese, and diced onion. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
Source: In the Wabe