hot dog recipes en-US 5 Fun Ways to Eat Hot Dogs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-fun-ways-to-eat-hot-dogs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement regarding the <a href="">choking hazards of hot dogs</a>. I agree that parents need to monitor what (and how) their young children eat. However, hot dogs are a pretty inexpensive meal. While I&rsquo;d never consider them to be a &ldquo;health food,&rdquo; they are inexpensive, and you can buy them in varying degrees of fat/nitrates. Tofu dogs could even be substituted in the following recipes.</p> <h3>Ghetto Spaghetti</h3> <p>This recipe comes courtesy of my late mother-in-law. I absolutely love it. My thoughtful husband will make it for me when I&rsquo;ve had a bad day &mdash; it is great comfort food.</p> <ul> <li>1 package hot dogs, sliced 1/4 inch thick</li> <li>2 T. olive oil</li> <li>One package spaghetti or angel-hair pasta</li> <li>One jar of spaghetti sauce</li> <li>One green pepper, sliced in strips</li> <li>1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese</li> </ul> <p>1. Heat oil in skillet.</p> <p>2. Add green pepper and saute until soft.</p> <p>3. Add hot dogs and heat through.</p> <p>4. Add spaghetti sauce.</p> <p>5. In large pot, cook pasta as directed.</p> <p>5. Drain and return to pot.</p> <p>6. Serve spaghetti with sauce; sprinkle with parmesan cheese.</p> <h3>Hot-Dog Spread Sandwich</h3> <p>Here&rsquo;s a recipe that will stick to your ribs. My &ldquo;other mom,&rdquo; Gayle, used to make this to feed the sheep-shearing crew. That gives you an idea of its heartiness. As these were pre-Cuisinart days, she used a meat grinder to grind the hot dogs.</p> <ul> <li>1 package of hot dogs</li> <li>1 package of hot-dog buns</li> <li>1 cup cheddar cheese, grated</li> <li>1/2 cup chopped onions</li> <li>3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped</li> <li>1/4 cup pickle relish</li> <li>1/4 cup catsup</li> <li>3 T. mayonnaise</li> </ul> <p>1. Chop up hot dogs.</p> <p>2. Combine with other ingredients.</p> <p>3. Spread 1/4 cup of spread onto bun, wrap in foil and heat in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.</p> <h3>Polka-dot Mac and Cheese</h3> <p>I don&rsquo;t think it gets much easier than this (or cheaper).</p> <ul> <li>1 box macaroni and cheese</li> <li>Four hot dogs, sliced 1/4 inch thick</li> </ul> <p>1. Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed on box.</p> <p>2. Pour into a casserole dish and top with hot dog slices.</p> <p>3. Heat in 350-degree oven for twenty minutes.</p> <p>4. Serve with high degree of perkiness.</p> <h3>Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog Appetizers</h3> <p>This is a great recipe from <a href="">allrecipes</a>. Set these down at a party and watch even the food snobs scarf them.</p> <ul> <li>10 hot dogs, cut into thirds</li> <li>15 slices bacon, cut in half</li> <li>1/2 cup packed brown sugar</li> </ul> <p>1. Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each piece of hot dog. Secure the bacon with a toothpick.</p> <p>2. Place hot dogs into a slow cooker on low heat. Pour brown sugar over hot dogs, let cook for 5 to 6 hours; until bacon is cooked.</p> <h3>Potluck Fave</h3> <p>My co-workers ASK me to bring this to office potlucks.</p> <ul> <li>Two packages of hot dogs, sliced into thirds</li> <li>One jar grape jelly</li> <li>One jar chili sauce</li> </ul> <p>Combine in crock-pot and heat until bubbly.</p> <p><em>I see that hot dogs are on sale again, already. Readers, if you have any suggestions, please share!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="">credit card comparison</a> website. 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