Monday, June 18, 2012

Mellow Monday: June 26, 2012

It has not been very mellow around here this morning.  (Which is why my post is up so late today.)  Even though the morning was not our usual slow paced Monday, it was great.  We got to catch up a little with some "old" friends at a playdate hosted by a super fun momma with all her wet and wild backyard toys.  Then it was off to swim lessons (more on that tomorrow).

Finally, the goslings are sleeping so we can begin our mellow Monday afternoon.

I am always surprised what recipes I find for slow cookers.  There are "a million" of them out there.  Today's recipe comes from Busy Cooks at Crockpot Chili Dogs! Did you know you'll be enjoying one of the Top 10 Summer Crockpot Recipes. Who would'a thunk you could make these in the slow cooker.  Now that I think about it, chili and hot dogs do say summer.

Crockpot Chili Dog


  • 6 hot dogs or Polish sausages, fully cooked (I use the Jenny-O Turkey Hot-Dogs)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can ready to eat chili (I use the 98% Fat Free by Dennisons)
  • 6 hot dog buns, split
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Place hot dogs, onions, and garlic in 4 quart slow cooker. Top with chili. Turn crockpot on to low and cook for 4-6 hours until hot dogs are hot and tender.

Spread butter on buns and toast. Assemble sandwiches by placing a hot dog in the bun, top with some of the chili, and add cheese. Serve immediately.

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 5 hours -Total Time: 5 hours, 5 minutes -Yield: 6 servings

Freeto boats are a regular meal around here, so we always have chili and with a four year old boy you know I always have hot dogs.  Now Sister-In-Law Goose makes a killer Chili Dog Casserole, so I'm hoping this one can at least compare.

I hope you enjoyed your Father's Day celebrations and stayed cool - we had a great day!

Momma Goose


  1. I am definately going to have to try this! Anything Chili Dog is tops with Uncle Tim! :) Thanks Momma Goose!


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