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Chili Dog Bake

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

Ingredients:

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

Mustard, optional

Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions:

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!

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