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Indulge your chili dog cravings with our effortless Stuffed Chili Dogs—a perfect weeknight meal for the chili dog enthusiast. Simply insert halved cheddar cheese sticks into hot dogs, nestle them in toasted buns, and cover generously with zesty HORMEL® Chili. For an extra kick, add sliced jalapeños. This quick and flavorful twist on a classic is a game-changer, delivering a gooey, savory surprise that makes dinner a delight for chili dog lovers on busy nights.

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8 hot dogs
4 cheddar cheese sticks, cut in half lengthwise
8 hot dog buns, toasted or warmed
1 (15 ounce) can HORMEL® Chili
1 jalapeño, sliced


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. Make a cut lengthwise down center of each hot dog.

  3. Stuff with cheese slices.

  4. Place in lightly greased baking dish.

  5. Bake 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and hot dogs are heated through.

  6. Meanwhile, heat chili according to package directions.

  7. Place hot dogs in buns and top with chili and remaining ingredients.