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Hot Dog Pie

A co-worker who loves hot dogs shared this recipe with me. Baked in a purchased pastry shell, the pie is easy to assemble and is on the table in just 30 minutes. —Amy Bullis, Henryville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 4 hot dogs, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) baked beans
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 unbaked deep-dish pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 4 slices American cheese


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the hot dogs, beans, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and cheese cubes. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, prick pastry shell with a fork. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Fill with hot beef mixture. Cut each cheese slice into four strips; make a lattice topping over pie. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 487 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1321mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Jennifer
    Nov 15, 2020

    I've made hot dogs and beans before, so it's not a stretch to add some ground beef. Add seasonings to taste, chili powder would make this like a chili hot dog stew. I wouldn't put it in a pie shell though, it sounds like a soggy mess. Cook the ground beef and hot dogs together, drain off any excess fat. Add seasonings and beans and heat through. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

  • Jackson
    Apr 23, 2020

    Delicious, but be careful. If you're not constantly watching the pan of beef and hot dogs, you run the risk of burning your trailer down.

  • Camilla
    Jul 19, 2019

    I'm incredulous. I can't believe "Taste of Home" would put this on their site.

  • Denise
    Jul 2, 2019

    No comment left

  • Hot dog pie is my life
    Apr 30, 2019

    Absolutely stunning. I never expected my life to change the way it did after my first bite. The first night I made hot dog pie, I ate the entire thing, and baked 2 more just to satisfy my hunger. I am currently planning to propose to a dish of hot dog pie, but I am still unsure. I may be 700 pounds, but the hot dog pie is helping me lose weight, at least that’s what I believe. We must praise the hot dog pie, and I definitely recommend it.

  • John
    Feb 6, 2019

    Absolutely awful. Made it exactly following the recipe and my kids and myself hated it. No point in the pie crust and pan. It becomes a soup that doesnt hold and resembles nothing close to a pie. My kids ate cold hot dogs instead.

  • 27Joanne42
    Jun 20, 2018

    Made as written. We ate enough to satisfy our hunger and threw the rest away. Couldn't even eat the leftovers for lunch the next day.

  • Carolyn
    Aug 24, 2017

    I've made this pie twice now. Based on personal preference, I leave the beans undrained, skip the mustard and use 1/2 - 1 tsp of mustard powder instead; and add a few spices such as chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder; and about 1/2 tsp salt as it can become too sweet (depending on the brand of beans). Otherwise, you can substitute Heinz 57 sauce for the ketchup to cut down the sweetness and add some spice.It can feed my fiance and I for 2 or 3 dinners, which is well appreciated, as we tend to work rotational shifts.

  • Wammie
    Jan 23, 2017

    Made this last week and can only suggest that you don't drain the baked beans. It doesn't say either way on the recipe and so I did and it was kind of a dry meal.

  • ms11145
    Jan 14, 2017

    Fast recipe, esp. if using the refrigerated pie dough. I did add 1/2 chopped onion to the meat while frying and 1 T. chili powder to add some kick . I made 2, 1 we ate and the other one I froze for another meal.