Oven Hot Dogs

Kennedy - Bobby Jesus
Posted on 02/19/2011 by happenings
Hello, bakebakebakers! I used to post here quite a bit but haven't in a while. So over the next couple weeks I'll try to catch back up!

I have something to share with you that you might have seen before. It made a surprising splash on the internet--my family is shocked at how many people were interested in our old recipe!

Introducing: Oven Hot Dogs

These are so, so good. I know I should not admit to liking hot dogs, but I love them. Oven Hot Dogs are the best.

I know, they sound crazy. And you have to eat them with a fork and knife.  But I promise oven hot dogs are absolutely delicious. My dad made these for us, and I think his mom started the trend when he was a kid. And they aren't only delicious out of nostalgia--my husband loves them, and my brother told me his wife requests oven hot dogs every time they're at a loss for what to eat.

Here's what you need: hot dogs, hot dog buns, mayonnaise, mustard, sweet relish, chili, cheese, and diced onions.

Cover the inside of the buns with mayonnaise. Lots of mayonnaise! These bake for 45 minutes, and during that time the mayonnaise does something amazing to the bread.

Add the hot dogs and squish them together in a baking dish. Normally there would be one more, but, um... I ate it before it made it to the pan...
A 9x13" pan is perfect for eight hot dogs! We like 'em really packed in there.

Add a bit of mustard if that's your thing.

Now add sweet relish! But I think I messed up--I think the sweet relish is better when put at the bottom of the bun with the mayonnaise.
Edit: My sister, who claims to have "perfected the OHDs," says I didn't use enough relish! And, actually, I didn't--but that was all I had left in the jar.

Top with chili! Just cold chili straight from the can.
I really dislike beans and have tried chili without beans, but that just doesn't' taste right for oven hot dogs.
When my sister saw my photos she said that I need more chili and need to be messier. The hot dogs should barely be able to handle all the stuff you put on top and should be falling apart when they come out of the oven! My perfectionist tendencies get in the way of that, so please get a bit crazier.

Top with grated cheddar.

Dice your onions. My dad always made a few without onions for kids, but when he finally convinced me to try them with onions I realized that's the way to go.

Throw on the onions

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for 45 minutes.

And now you're done! The top with be crispy, which is why you need a fork and knife. Delicious.

Oven Hot Dogs
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1 can of chili
1/2 an onion, diced
cheddar cheese
sweet relish

Line inside of hot dog buns with mayonnaise and sweet relish. Evenly add mustard. Fill with hot dogs and squish into a 13x9" baking pan.

Top hot dogs with chili, cheese, and diced onion. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for 45 minutes.

Carefully remove from the pan with a spatula--I dropped one on the floor last time I made them :(

Originally posted at my blog, In the Wabe
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trex_in_boots 20th-Feb-2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Those look really yummy & I'm not even a fan of hot dogs.
ai_chan77 20th-Feb-2011 01:44 am (UTC)
=O I didn't know you belonged to this community too! XD
organza 20th-Feb-2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Mmm this looks SO good. I will definately try this soon :)
x_creepy_doll_x 20th-Feb-2011 01:41 am (UTC)
This looks delish. Ain't nothin' wrong with hot dogs!
vodkabeforenoon 20th-Feb-2011 01:55 am (UTC)
I want!
sorcha_ruel 20th-Feb-2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Looks like something from our local gourmet dog shop. Will have to make these sometime but I have yet to find packaged supermarket dog that tastes anywhere near as good as the ones from the shop.
gregorysgirl 20th-Feb-2011 01:59 am (UTC)
The Angus beef dogs are delish!
hexcut 20th-Feb-2011 01:56 am (UTC)
I think my dad might lose his mind if he found out that this recipe exists.
ne_jyam 20th-Feb-2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Likewise for my husband lmao.
rochelle 20th-Feb-2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Wow, I just fell into your blog for awhile. I shared a whole bunch here: http://friendfeed.com/foods
lloydsgurl 20th-Feb-2011 02:24 am (UTC)
my mom likes to cook the hotdogs in the oven, but never with the bun et al. I'll have to suggest the idea to her.
placetohide 20th-Feb-2011 02:31 am (UTC)
あSD;KLふぃN I want these so much *_*
snickerdoodles 20th-Feb-2011 02:52 am (UTC)
oh my goodness, the only thing better than a chili cheese dog would be to have it on a toasted bun. i must make this!! thank you :)
sourdick 20th-Feb-2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Oh god that looks HORRIBLY UNHEALTHY... I cant wait to try it ~ ~ ~
rizzo 20th-Feb-2011 05:12 am (UTC)
Totally gonna try these with some deep fried tater tots for a side. MMMMMM GREASY!
blakmagjick 20th-Feb-2011 05:16 am (UTC)
Those look delightful!
blakmagjick 24th-Feb-2011 02:40 am (UTC)
Made them tonight for dinner...didn't turn out quite as pretty as yours. ;)

sashimi_salad 20th-Feb-2011 06:59 am (UTC)
Oooo <3333

I love the way you mentioned how mayo does something magical to the bread :) LOL!
bunnymcfoo 20th-Feb-2011 07:57 am (UTC)
Hm. What would you suggest to someone who really can't do mayo? (it makes me actually sick. WOE.) These look fantastic and I'd love to try them, but....

D'you think that butter would work instead? Or maybe miracle whip?
advancedcookie 20th-Feb-2011 08:34 am (UTC)
I think Miracle Whip would work fine, imo.
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