This recipe is quick, easy and versatile, not to mention VERY TASTY! If you're a fan of chili cheese dogs, like I am, you'll love these delicious appetizers. For a change, try adding hot dog relish or crumbled cooked bacon.
8 ounce can "aerosal" cheese, sharp cheddar flavor
finely diced red onion
How To Make chili cheese dog poppers
Slice each hot dog on the diagonal. You should get 10 slices from each hot dog. Cook hot dog slices in a medium saucepan on medium high heat for 10-12 minutes or untilslices start to brown. Stir every 2-3 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat chili in a medium size microwave bowl, covered, on medium high heat, for 1 minute, stirring halfway thru. If not hot enough, heat on high, in 10 second increments, until heated through.
To assemble: Place 32 crackers on a microwave safe platter. "Squeeze" a layer of cheese on each cracker. Top each with a hot dog slice, using only the flat slices, not the rounded end pieces. Press down lightly to "anchor" hot dogs into cheese layer. With a teaspoon, carefully spoon about 1 teaspoon of chili over each hot dog slice. Garncih with a dab of mustard and sprinkle with diced onion.
Place platter in microwave and heat on medium heat for 30-60 seconds or just enough th heat through.
Verving size is two "poppers", so repeat above directions with another 32 crackers.
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