Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
My friend told me tonight that I am the only person she knows that can make anything into a casserole. So, here is tonight’s dinner…Chili Cheese Dog Casserole. Honestly, this quarantine is about to drive me insane. I had my whole month’s worth of menus written out and organized. Now, I cannot find the list. I’m so discombobulated. Big Daddy asked what was for supper. I told him I didn’t know and that we were all gonna starve because I don’t know what to do. So, Bug and I came up with this. It was good. I’m going to, in true fashion, write how I cooked it and what I will do differently. That’s just how I roll.
Homemade Drop Biscuits
2 c. all-purpose flour (Please note you can use self-rising but then you will need to omit the salt and baking powder. Plus, they will spread a bit more)
1 T. baking powder
1.5 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. melted butter
1 c. milk
Onion powder *optional
Garlic powder *optional
Italian seasoning *optional
Heat oven to 450. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. Add in melted butter and milk. Stir just until this is moistened. Then you can add the optional ingredients. For this recipe, she added onion powder and garlic powder.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. When the bottom gets brown, they are done, so be careful not to burn the bottoms.
2# ground beef
Brown all of this together and drain if necessary. Once drained, add in 2 packets of chili mix and stir well.
Boil 2 packs of hotdogs and drain. Once drained, cut them up in bite-sized pieces. Add that to the meat mixture. Then add 2 cans of tomato sauce, 1 can of green chilies, 2 cans of chili hot beans, 1 can drain and rinsed kidney beans (though I will leave them off next time).
In greased 13×9 pan, take your biscuits and tear them up on the bottom of your dish. Then, layer the chili/hot dog mixture. Next, the cheese. Then another layer of biscuits, chili/hot dog mixture. Lastly cheese.
Now, this made a full pan of just these layers. I did add in another 11×8 dish. I layered the biscuits on the bottom, then the chili mixture, and then the cheese. Both dishes were eaten.
Bake for about 30 minutes. My whole crew liked it.
I would leave out the kidney beans. Pinto beans have been thrown out there for me to try. Refried beans could be an option. Replacing the layer of biscuits with a layer of rice has been mentioned. Rotel tomatoes and chilies could be added. Cumin maybe. The possibilities are endless.