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Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

Kids and dads alike will dive right into this hearty, comforting dish. With a crispy cheese topping on a warm corn bread crust, this recipe is a keeper. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/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-sized pieces
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • Prepare cornbread 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 until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes longer. Stir in the chili, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder; heat through. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese.
  • Spoon over cornbread batter; top with remaining cornbread batter. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 28-32 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 615 calories, 37g fat (16g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1585mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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