Easy Chili Cheese Dogs
This post is sponsored by Ricos.
There’s this hole in the wall place on Route 66 in Albuquerque called Doghouse that sells the city’s most coveted chili dogs and frito pies. What really makes them great is the chile they use. [I will school you on the difference between chile and chili another day.] This midwestern girl is still getting used to eating EVERYTHING in spicy form, so I decided to make some chili dogs of my own that won’t make me cry.
This easy chili cheese dog recipe has only a few ingredients that you can find at Walmart, including Ricos Cheese Sauce. Ricos Cheddar Cheese Sauces are perfect for hosting big events like backyard barbecues, family reunions, birthday parties, game day tailgates, and more! Ricos Condensed Cheddar Cheese, also available in 6 lb. 10 oz. size, has 50% more product once mixed, feeding more people and stretching your dollar. Ricos products are free of trans fat and hydrogenated oils. The sauces can be used for so much, just heat and eat!
Easy Chili Cheese Dogs Recipe
Servings: About 8
1 lb ground beef
2 15 oz. cans Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheddar Cheese Sauce
1 15.5 oz. can pinto beans
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
Optional: sour cream, chives, Fritos
Heat the pinto beans in a small pot on medium low heat.
Heat the Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheddar Cheese Sauce in a medium pot on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. When done heating, set aside about 1 1/2 cups of cheese for topping.
Brown the ground beef in a pan.
At the same time, grill the hot dogs in a separate pan on medium heat for 5-7 minutes . [Time saving tip: Poke holes in the hot dogs with a fork and microwave them.]
Drain the beef and beans. Add to medium pot with cheese sauce. Stir to combine.
Place a hot dog in a bun and scoop beef mixture on top. [Tip: Use a taco holder to keep your hot dog buns upright.]
Add more cheese and desired toppings.
How do you prefer your chili dog? Loaded with sour cream and chives, Frito-ed, or extra cheesy? Let me know with #RicosCheesePlease on social media!
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