This is another of those Pinterest recipes that is so simple and so tasty that I automatically wonder why I never thought of it. Four ingredients, five minutes prep time, 30 minutes in the oven or toaster oven, and dinner's on the table with the exception of a salad or quick vegetable. It can also be prepped the night before a work day or church so it's even more accommodating to busy lifestyles.
Gene and I both liked this, sort of non-messy Coney's you can easily eat with a knife and fork (and don't have to get in the car and go to Sonic to get), plus I used only half a tortilla per hot dog so it has much less breading and more hot dog/chili goodness!
Coney Dog Casserole
Recipe from multiple Pinterest listings
- 2 cans of chili, any flavor and with or without beans (use your favorites)
- 6 Light Beef Franks, bun-length
- 3 8" flour tortillas, cut in half, can use whole wheat
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar or American Cheese, can use low-fat or fat free
- Optional: diced green or yellow onions
1) Pour 1 can of chili into the bottom of a 9"x9" casserole or baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
2) Roll each hotdog into a tortilla and place seam side down (can use a whole tortilla for each hot dog, I just like less breading)
3) Pour second can of chili over the top of the tortilla wrapped dogs. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Can put in the fridge at this time until ready to bake.
4) Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30-40 or until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted.Take foil off top and bake for an additional 5 minutes to brown. Garnish with onions (optional)
Cook's Note: In my casserole, since there's only me and Gene, I only used 4 hotdogs but still used both cans of chili, one with beans and one without, and fat free cheddar.
Nutrition per 1 hot dog plus 1/6 chili: Calories: 293 Protein: 21 Carbs: 26 Fat: 12 Fiber: 3 Weight Watchers Points: 7