Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs

Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams
Your kids will flip for these Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs! Uncured hot dogs cost a few dollars more than regular ones, but they're worth it. They are lower in fat and sodium and free of nitrites.


Serves 8

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 328
Fat 15 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 1192 mg


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 15-oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Salt, optional
8 uncured turkey or chicken hot dogs
8 whole-wheat hot dog buns, toasted
1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar


1. Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and chili powder and sauté 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce and beans and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, if desired.

2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add hot dogs and boil 5 minutes. Drain well, place on buns, top with chili and cheese, and serve immediately.

August 2012
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