When I was a kid, my mom would make hot dogs for my sister and I. It wasn't just a dog in a bun, but it was cheesy baked dogs with pork and beans. My sister and I loved this and requested this often. She would cut the dogs down the middle and insert ooey gooey cheddar cheese which would melt and be so good when cooked. It's a traditional "mom dish" that we make when we grew up for our own kids, nieces and nephews. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you so you can make this kid friendly delicious dish at home. I did modify mom's recipe a bit by adding bacon and brown sugar.
1 large can of pork & beans or baked beans
4 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
4 all beef hot dogs
4 ounces of cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix the beans, bacon and brown sugar and place in a glass baking dish.
Slice each hot dog down the center, but not all the way through.
Insert an equal amount of cheese in each dog
Place the dogs in the baking dish on top of the beansBake in the oven 25 minutes until the cheese is all nice and melty.
These are so good and your kids will love this cheesy new take on hot dogs. For the little ones, you can cut it into bite sized cheesy pieces they can easily pick up with their hands. Serve with your favorite side dish. We had some garlic bread and a side salad.
I hope you enjoy my mom's baked hot dog recipe. It's been a hit in our family for years. Do you have an easy family recipe? Share below in the comments.