Chili Cheese Dog Poppers

Susan Bickta


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 8
    cheese dogs (1 pound package)
  • 1
    15 ounce can chili (with no beans)
  • 64
    round shaped buttery snack crackers
  • 1
    8 ounce can "aerosal" cheese, sharp cheddar flavor
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced red onion

How to Make Chili Cheese Dog Poppers


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Place platter in microwave and heat on medium heat for 30-60 seconds or just enough th heat through.
  5. Verving size is two "poppers", so repeat above directions with another 32 crackers.

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About Chili Cheese Dog Poppers

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cheese #hotdogs

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