Oven Baked Hot Dogs

The recipe that Robyn and I both made will be posted later this week. The following entry is one that I made specifically for when our tandem post wouldn’t be uploaded on time.  And yes, it’s all my fault, as usual. Shirley’s having some out-patient procedures done today and I forgot that she wouldn’t be able to eat anything on Sunday. So I’m waiting to make our recipe later in the week when she’s able to taste-test for me. Rick’s going out of town, too. Should I be nervous that all of the people that I force to eat this stuff are suddenly bailing? – nance

Baked Chili Hotdogs

This particular recipe kept showing up on my mother’s Facebook feed and I finally decided to try it just to shut her up about it. Hot dogs, placed inside their buns, and baked in a casserole dish with a bunch of shit on them. Oookay. The recipe is from a facebook page called Food And Everything Else.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

You start out by taking a hot dog bun and putting mayonnaise on it. Some people have a preference when it comes to their mayo. As you can see, I stand by Hellmann’s.  Y’all can use what you like, I’m not going to judge.  I just like how it makes my egg salad turn out.  Not that I make a lot of egg salad, but when I do make it I like it with Hellmann’s.  Isn’t this a good thing to know? How Nance likes to make her egg salad when she decides to make it every 8 months?  I know, right?  IMPORTANT information right there.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

I decided that I was going to do it exactly like the recipe says so I proceeded to put everything on that damn hot dog bun even if it was something that I felt didn’t belong there (mayonnaise, I’m looking at you).

Baked Chili Hotdogs

Please note that I couldn’t even make one of these without making a mess. Something died inside of me when I saw that glob on my casserole dish.  I used bun-size hot dogs because I quit buying those short ones that were 10 to a pack when I could only find 8-pack hot dog buns.  8 hot dogs, 8 hot dog buns.  It’s the right thing to do.  Spell check is insisting that the word is not hotdogs.  This is making me very nervous.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

With all the condiments all over the buns I had hot dogs flying up out of there when I tried to squeeze them all in the casserole dish. I used the backside of a spoon to push the hot dogs back down into the buns.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

We had been in Ohio and since we knew we were going to be making these over the weekend we just got our chili from the Hotdog Shoppe.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

It’s right about at this point when I started to realize that I was wasting a whole lot of time making motherfucking chili hot dogs in a casserole dish.Baked Chili Hotdogs

I’m so over it.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

As much as I like sharp cheddar cheese, I needed to slip some good ol’ American cheese pieces in there for creaminess.  I have no idea why.  It just seemed like the right thing to do.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

This is what it looked like when it came out of the oven.  Eh.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

The best photo I could get of the whole damn thing after it was plated.  I just love being a pretentious asshole that uses the word “plated” in a blog.

Baked Chili Hotdogs

The truth.

I’m noticing more and more that people are passing around the most ridiculous recipes on Facebook and it seems like for every 5 recipes “shared” only 1 of them will turn out like expected.   You know what I did up there?  I wasted a LOT of time to make a chili hot dog with cheese.  Just the construction of the damn casserole was a time-suck.  And for what?  To eat your damn hot dog with a fork!

I’ll pass.  And you probably should, too.

Oven Baked Hot Dogs
Original Source/Author:
: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: It's hot dogs, for chrissakes!
Serves: 8, I suppose
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 can of chili
  • ½ an onion, diced
  • cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • sweet relish
  1. Line inside of hot dog buns with mayonnaise and sweet relish. (I know this sounds crazy, but the mayo did something magical to the bread! It stayed super soft and yummy!)
  2. Evenly add mustard (I added ketchup too). Fill with hot dogs and squish into a 13×9″ baking pan.
  3. Top hot dogs with chili, cheese, and diced onion. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for 45 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove from the pan with a spatula. —



Oven Baked Hot Dogs — 48 Comments

    • Thank you! And I can’t even begin to fathom why Shirley thought this would be a good idea. I think because she knows I love a good casserole and she loves hotdogs that she assumed it was going to be a good thing. What do you think from a woman who wears tube-tops?

  1. Thanks for trying this so I don’t have to. Who wants to wait 45 minutes for a chili-cheese dog? After taking an hour to put it together? Not me!

  2. “I’m noticing more and more that people are passing around the most ridiculous recipes on Facebook and it seems like for every 5 recipes “shared” only 1 of them will turn out like expected.”

    Yeah, I notice the same thing. A lot of sharing, not a lot of making and actual reporting of the experience. I’m sorry, but this recipe made me laugh right out loud. Especially your finished product. “E” for effort!

    • And … it doesn’t matter if you do actually make something and report on the outcome. I pinned a gluten-free zucchini bread recipe on Pinterest and then tried it. It was awful and I promptly moved it to my Pinterest Jeers (aka This Shit Sucks)board with the caption “awful awful awful cinnamon-y cardboard. disgusting” Since then … and with that caption … 15 people have pinned it. WTF?

      I tried “Coney Dog Casserole”, which is remarkably similar to the oven-baked hot dog abomination above minus the bun (celiac) It too went on the Pinterest Jeers board after even the dog (hog) wouldn’t touch it. I think it’s the mayo *shudder*

      • And that just tells me that people are only looking at pictures and are pinning them based on that alone. Fuckers! A lot of food bloggers are doing this and it pisses me off. They’ll make some look gorgeous and delicious, their own “inspired by” bullshit, and they never tell you that blew balls so bad they had to order pizza that night.

        Thank God Robyn and I are here to call this bullshit out. The world needs us. Hee! 😉

    • Definitely “sharing” which is why I don’t trust a lot of recipes based on “looks”…I said somewhere else and I’ll say it again, “The world needs Robyn and I to cut through the bullshit and speak the truth about this crazy!

      I was shaking my damn head when I was trying to “plate” this shit because who in the hell struggles to Plate a hotdog with chili on it? LOL

  3. Um, no just no, this recipe is an abomination to the chili cheese dawg. I’m sorry but the thought of mayo on a hot dog just grosses me out.

    • I know that in Germany they use mayo like a condiment. And I grew up with a mother who dipped her french fries in margarine first, then ketchup…but mayo on a hotdog, it doesn’t even connect together in my head.

  4. Not sure why you’d need to put those in a casserole and bake, when they’re complete before you put them in the oven?

    And, puleeze, mustard=yes; chili=yes; cheese=yes; onions=yes; all that other crap=not on my chili dog!

    • I like chili, mustard and cheese. That’s it. And I’ll even skip the cheese as long as I have the mustard. Weird, but I never think to put mustard in just plain chili. I bet it would be good! 🙂

      • We have a dive here in Roanoke called the Texas Tavern and their main dish is a bowl of chili. They keep mustard bottles on the table specifically for that. Their chili is rather bland for my taste and the mustard puts just the right kick to it. The “TT” as a lot of us call it here has been a staple in Roanoke, Virginia since the 30’s, has looked the same and served the exact same bowl of chili since the beginning. Very unique place to eat.

        Absolutely LOVE DCEP! I look forward to to the recipes every week. It’s very reassuring that there are others that have the same attitude that I do about some of the stupid, annoying, and just flat out wrong shit that life graciously offers us every day. 🙂 Keep up the wonderful work!

      • I think Robyn and I should meet up in Roanoke for some chili. Road-trip! 🙂

        And thanks for the DCEP Love. So far, we only have one vocal hater (Amanda, I’m looking at you), but I’m sure there are a lot of them out there. Eventually they’ll get us and we’re going to look back at this and go, “See? We’re not that bad!” Hee!

      • I have often used mustard as a condiment in a bowl of chili that I made that seems to be lacking something. Just squirt some on.

      • I have never thought of that as a condiment…I know when I make my chili I usually add a bit to the meat, but that’s about it. I’m going to try that next time I make it!

  5. I hope Shirley gets through her medical stuff and is rocking the tube top again very soon!

    That does seem like a total time-waster for what’s essentially the easiest food in the universe to make.

    • Shirley handled it like a pro and it’s starting to get chilly enough that the tube-tops are probably going to be banished in favor of sweatshirts (THANKGAWDALMIGHTY!)

      And you’re right, it is supposed to be the easiest food in the universe and they made it take more time, energy and used up a lot of dirty dishes. The more I think about it, the more pissed off I become.

    • Really? I have never heard that before. Why? What happens? I remember reading the Original Content and they were talking about how the mayo made sure that the bun stayed soft. Oh, please tell me I didn’t just test out a cancer scare!

      • I would think mayo, which is ‘water-tight’ because of the oil, would keep the hot dog juice from turning the bun into some kind of slimy paste in the bottom rather than ‘keep it soft’.

  6. This is exactly why I liked your old tag line…doing it wrong so you don’t have to. I think someone else mentioned that the other day, too. I think we got today’s poll! (KATG reference!) Bring back the old tag line!

    • High-fives on the KATG reference, but there won’t be a poll about taglines. The old tagline will never be brought back, Ali. As I explained before in another comment section, it implied that we are making the recipes wrong on purpose when that’s not even close to accurate. We actually want the recipes to work and we have had a lot of the recipes work out. We’re a recipe review site. We’re not making these things wrong on purpose so that they don’t come out. We really do want to find/have good recipes!

      I especially like the new tagline because it leaves no question as to what’s going on around here. There will never be a comment that says something about the fact that we swear. And if there is…well, I feel bad for the person that is stupid enough to do it because they’re going to be Amanda’d by our little community and that’s not going to be pretty. 😉

  7. Yikes, I started to feel sick when I saw the mayo on the buns. I have no idea why I feel this way, but I can’t stand the thought of mayonnaise-even typing the word makes me feel icky. It is a mystery to me why I hate it so much, I can eat Miracle Whip no problem. Sorry this recipe didn’t work out for you, Nance!

    Best wishes to Shirley!!

  8. I do love hot dogs but you lost me at mayonnaise [devil’s snot] and don’t even get me started on Miracle Whip [devil’s sputum].

    But a big feel better soon to Shirley!

  9. I tried this and my family thought it was pretty good. We’ve made it twice. I agree it’s dog-ugly (heh).
    Some of those Facebook recipes are awful. One we tried that was really good was called Crockpot Italian chicken. We skipped the crock pot, but just made it on the stove top. In my house, it’s nicknamed the Evil Chicken Stuff, because it’s that good and that bad for you.
    I vote for you and Robyn to try that one 🙂

  10. Best wishes for quick and easy healing for Shirley! Nance, whatever you do, do NOT serve her chili dogs with mayonnaise and ketchup during her recovery. We want her to feel BETTER 😉 (And that shall be all that I type in regards to mayo and ketchup on a hot dog. For a moment during my first draft, I thought I was channeling Amanda… and I didn’t like Kellmanda very much.)

    • Kellmanda – snort. I will not be serving her chili anything that’s for damn sure! If I ever turn into Nanmanda, I’m gonna have to take drastic measures…maybe I’ll eat a TV dinner or some shit. 😉

  11. Best wishes for Shirley.

    And as a native Cincinnati-ite, where Chili and Five Ways and Chili-dogs are a sacrament, this recipe (and the mayo) is just an abomination. And don’t get me started on the nuclear waste colored ‘relish’, surely the most inappropriate name ever.

    What’s strange is that usually a one dish meal is supposed to be *easy* and/or fast. But surely boiling/microwaving the hotdogs is faster, neater, and makes something you would actually eat.

    • Hell, even burning the hotdogs over a fire is easier than this was and that included getting the fire to start if the wood was damp.

      What’s a good restaurant in Cincinnati to get a good chili dog? I need my little road-trips in order to survive and this might be one!

      • There are about fifty or more Skyline Chili parlors, about thirty Gold Star, a few dozen Empress Chili parlors (or there were), and then some independents like Blue Ash Chili that back in the day made double decker lunch meat sandwiches that were cubical – as tall as the slice of bread. They are all over the place, like Starbucks but our own kind of food.

        There’s a whole lingo about Coneys, Three, Four and Five Way Chili Spaghetti.

        I sure miss it.

  12. I like Kraft mayo. Hellmans is too salty. And what the fuck?? You guys swear here?? Motherfucker, I can’t fucking believe it….Fuck

  13. In Tucson we have something called a “Sonoran Dog”. It has mayo, the other regular junk on a hot dog and the dog is wrapped in BACON. OMG, to die for. Most people get it with jalapenos on them but I’m a sissy. Amanda would never have her personal chef make such a plebian recipe. The only reason she even looks on the internet is to find a complicated recipe with a butt-load of ingredients. She doesn’t even care if she knows what half of them are or if she can even pronounce them. She only looks for the pretentious factor. I think you should have a recipe called Duck with Caviar Souffle, show a lovely picture of a completed product them post the original recipe that blew her mind (it had 3 ingredients and used a boxed cake mix)Please, please please!

  14. Up here in the Northwest people eat hotdogs with cream cheese and grilled onions. I don’t I’m from Texas and I know better but up here, well bless their hearts they can’t help it.

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