Recently, I was hit by a strong craving for chili dogs. Do you ever get a random food craving and you just can’t forget about it until you have it?! No? Just me, then. Ha! Anyway, this particular day, I had beef franks in my fridge and canned chili in my pantry but NO hotdog buns. Ugh! No worries; I can improvise! Canned biscuits saved the day and this Chili Dog Bake was born.
This dish is perfect for a football game watch party or just any day of the week when you literally only have minutes to throw together some dinner. It’s a quick and easy meal that will please the whole family, kids included. Who doesn’t love a chili dog?! ~Erin
4 Lean beef franks or any 2 SmartPoint frank (I used Ball Park Lean Beef Franks), cut into ½ in. pieces
1 can (2 cups) turkey chili with no beans
1 (7.5 oz.) package buttermilk biscuits, cut into quarters
¾ c. shredded fat free cheddar cheese
1/3 cup finely diced onion, optional
2 T. chopped pickled jalapenos, optional
Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Spray an 8”x8” square casserole dish with cooking spray.
Layer ingredients into the pan in this order: half the biscuit pieces, half the hot dog pieces, half the chili, half the cheese; repeat, ending with cheese.
Sprinkle the top evenly with chopped onion and jalapeno, if desired.
Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits are cooked through.
Serve with mustard, if desired.
Weight Watchers Info.: This recipe makes 8 servings for 5 Freestyle points each. Or you can have 2 servings (which is a quarter of the entire pan) for only 9 Freestyle points!