Over on my Instagram and WhatsApp stories, I asked some of your guys if you’d love for me to share three or two posts a week, and the majority preferred two posts a week. The post I put up on Wednesday -I’d say was “a bonus post”. What I was doing is basically testing the waters. If you missed out on it, you can find it HERE.


Normally, oven baked chili hot dogs are made by using ground beef as the main ingredient+ added spices and a sauce. Clearly, my take is going to be hella different and much easier as compared to so many other recipes of this kind. Remember, I had mentioned this earlier in one of my previous posts, that I am the MOTHER OF IMPROVISION, well, 89% of the time this has to happen. Some of these recipes call for improvision. I wouldn’t really discourage you to get the exact type of every ingredient in that particular recipe you are working on, but sometimes I feel it’s never that serious, to begin with. I mean, it’s food we are talking about, not a construction of a building. You and I have so much room for expression, and if food makes us do this, then why not. Risks have to be taken and nothing is cast on stone.

TIP: Always consider using what you have before going to the store and getting something new, you will basically get the same results with a slightly different texture – which is OKAY.

Shall we begin?

Making ” Oven baked Chili hot dogs“.

Prep time: 5 mins   Bake time: 25 mins    Total time: 30 mins

Serves = 3 pax


  • 1 Cup of – “Leftover” minced sausage mix
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 2 baby carrots – grated
  • 3 cloves of garlic- minced
  • 1 bunch of chopped parsley
  • sliced or grated cheddar cheese – OPTIONAL
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable cooking oil /OR/ melted better

Tools required:

  • An oven
  • a casserole dish
  • Pastry brush – /OR/ a small spoon
  • Food processor

Spices used:

  • Salt
  • Cayenne chili powder


Step 1:  Food processing

In your food processor, pulse the tomatoes and carrots + season with salt and chili. Immediately add the mix to the minced sausage mixture, combine everything together & set aside.

Step 2: Create a boat shape with the hot dog buns.

Preheat the oven – 180°C. Align the buns in your casserole dish. Mine could only fit 3 buns at a time. Take a small sharp knife, make a small insertion on the top part of the bun, then push the cut-out center down to make a boat shape figure.

Step 3: Prep the garlic mix

Into a small bowl with the vegetable oil, mix in the garlic & parsley. Brush that mixture to the boat-shaped buns. Bake in the oven – 5 mins.

Step 4: Assemble the meat

Once baked and slightly crisp, place the sliced cheese in the boat shape buns, place the hot dogs and over the top, add the spicy minced sausage {which was leftover from the dumplings’ recipe post see here}. You can decide to top it up with more cheese either sliced or grated -Your choice.

Step 5: Bake in the oven for 20 mins. Allow it to cool for 10 mins before serving.

….and as always, ENJOY!!

Now, this is a different definition of a chili hot dog. From the crunch of the bun, to the moist and gooeyness of the minced sausage mix – Uuuuuuh!! LORD take me back to 2 days ago.

Did you see how easy that was?? – Now, it’s your turn.

When you get home today, and you’ve got one or all of these ingredients mentioned, – make something super delicious as this.


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