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.
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
8 uncured turkey or chicken hot dogs
8 whole-wheat hot dog buns, toasted
1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar
How to Make It
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.
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.
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