Baked Coney (or Chili) Cheese Dogs

Baked Coney (or Chili) Cheese Dogs take ordinary ingredients and totally change the flavor in a “Wow! How did that happen?” kind of way. They’re incredibly easy to make and beyond yummy! You simply have to try these to understand. You can use a homemade or canned coney or chili sauce and your favorite brand of hotdogs. Same with the cheese and buns. Whatever you do, don’t be stingy with the sauce and cheese! 😋

Plus, it’s easy to feed a crowd!

Fill a jellyroll pan or two for a fun party people pleaser that’s easy and delicious. Firstly, you can use my homemade Authentic Coney Dog Sauce or canned sauce like Hormel Angus Beef Chili. Secondly, use your favorite brand of hot dogs, cheese, and buns. Whatever you do, don’t be stingy with the sauce and cheese! 😋

Baked Coney or Chili Cheese Dogs

1 package hotdogs
1 package hotdog buns
1 can chili sauce (or homemade Authentic Coney Sauce)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Set oven to 400°F.

Spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish or crowd more onto a larger jellyroll pan.

Open and stand up as many buns as will fit in the pan.

Sprinkle some cheese inside along the bottom of each bun.

Insert 1 hotdog in each bun.

Spoon chili sauce out of the can onto each hotdog.

Top with more cheese.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese it nicely melted, but buns aren’t burned.

Best sides for Baked Coney Cheese Dogs

I love Lays Lightly salted potato chips on the side, but Noah loves my homemade baked beans (sans the hot dogs). Alternatively, you can use canned pork & beans to make a delicious side dish that goes great with a good plop of cottage cheese. If you haven’t tried that combo, do it! 😃 Now, some people like barbeque sauce, but not me or my guys. Just keep it simple and yummy with brown sugar and ketchup. Maybe some diced onion and fully cooked bacon. Please don’t put bacon on raw and serve it looking half-cooked! To keep from having runny beans, drain off the excess liquid from the canned beans first.

In short, it’s easy to make these coney dogs for quick weeknight meals. In addition, they’re great for serving at casual birthday parties and such. I’ve even had houseguests request these! Try them. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.

Happy eating! 😊

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