- 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 package (1 pound) hot dogs, halved lengthwise and cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions. Spread half the batter into a greased 8-in. square baking dish; set aside.
- In a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and celery in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in hot dogs; saute 3-4 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Stir in the chili, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder; heat through. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese.
- Spoon over corn bread batter; top with remaining corn bread batter. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
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"This was pretty good. I like the idea of adding mustard to it, and I would probably omit the celery and green pepper next time."
"This is a good base for a hot dog casserole. I haven't made it yet, but after reading the most recent few reviews, I'd like to offer a few suggestions that might make it more moist and tasty. Because the casserole needs to bake a little longer than the cornbread by itself, adding a little sour cream or cream corn to the batter will help. You can also add grated cheddar, green chilies, dash of hot sauce, and/or seasonings for flavor. I'll either use chili withOUT beans or add a small can of hot dog chili sauce to bean chili for a more gravy-like consistency. No onions, celery, or peppers for my guys, just some spices. And since I always put mustard on my chili dogs and don't like sweetness in my savory dishes, I will replace the brown sugar with yellow or Dijon mustard. And I will bake at 325 for 30-32 minutes."
"Simply delish! My family likes cornbread served on the side! Cook up the rest in a skillet on the stove! Works great! Not so dry this way."
"One of my husband's and my dad's favorites."
"Wonderful! A bit too dry; my oven bakes hot, so try baking at 340 degrees for 28 minutes, or add a little beef broth to the chili. I skipped the veggies for fussy hubby.I used Trader Joe's cornbread mix, their beef chili & uncured beef franks, also 1 1/2 Tablespoons organic cane sugar. Excellent for a first try!"