Do any of you ever have like a 1/2 pack of hot dogs left over after a BBQ or dinner? I know I sure do. And then I am like, WHAT THE HECK am I gonna do with 6 frikkin hot dogs??? WHAT?
The other night I was pilfering through my cupboards trying to figure out something we could make that would be good, quick and easy (because it was like 101 degrees outside, so I didn't want to heat up my kitchen for a long time).
As I was rummaging, I found black beans... GOOD. No-bean chili in a can... GOOD. Freezer, Hash browns... oh and 6 left over hot dogs, and shredded cheese.
I felt like Jim Carey in the movie, "The Mask"--- "I.HAVE.A.PLAN!"
I decided to make Chili-cheese-hot-dog-hash-brown-skillet... of course I served it with a side salad. We need some veggies for this deliciousness.
1/2 bag of frozen hash browns
1 table spoon of butter
1 can of chili no beans
1 can of black beans (drained)
6 hot dogs sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar jack blend)
diced onion, ketchup, mustard (different condiments you like on a chili cheese dog)
1) melt butter in pan and cook hash browns until done (I like mine a little crispy on the bottom so at the end I let them sit for 5 extra minutes for crisp-ness).
2) Add black beans, then hot dog slices to the top of the hash browns
3) Spread chili over top
4) Sprinkle cheese
5) Cook on low heat on stove covered until cheese fully melts.
My son loved this SO much he at three servings! It is a "must make again" in our house!"