Papa’s Favorite Oven Hot Dogs

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My kids had a little carnival at their school at the end of the school year.

It was how they praised the children for all of their hard work all year, and they raised a little bit of money to get the next year started off in terms of school supplies and other items that were going to be needed. I had started going when my oldest was in kindergarten. He was now graduating from high school, and my younger two twins were in their final year of elementary school. This was going to be the last carnival for us.

It was sad, but I was pumped up and wanted to do whatever I could to help out. They asked if maybe I could make something for the kids to munch on. Something simple like pretzels or hot dogs. Why not both wrapped into one? I had just seen this recipe on the web and decided I was going to do it.

There was quite a bit of work involved making over 100 dogs wrapped up perfectly delicious like this, but the little ones just loved them. It was so worth it to see the smiles on their faces and all the fun they were having one last time at one of my favorite events.


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 can of chili
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • sweet relish


Line inside of hot dog buns with mayonnaise and sweet relish. (I know this sounds crazy, but the mayo did something magical to the bread! It stayed super soft and yummy!)

Evenly add mustard (I added ketchup too). Fill with hot dogs and squish into a 13×9″ baking pan.

Top hot dogs with chili, cheese, and diced onion. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for 45 minutes.

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