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These Chili Cheese Dog Boats Are Amazing

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1 8-pack of hot dog buns

¼ cup butter, melted

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

8 slices cheddar cheese

1 15-ounce


1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.

2. Place the 8 hot dog buns in a 9x13 baking dish, then cut a rectangle in each hot dog bun, making sure to stay 1 centimeter from the edges.

3. Push down on the bread cut-out and compact this portion of the bun tightly into the bottom of each bun, making sure to press down on the bottom edges as well. This will help create a larger space for the fillings and reduce mess.

4. Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley in a small bowl, then brush the buns and their hollowed insides with the garlic butter.

5. Bake for 5 minutes to toast the buns as well as help the sides of the buns firm up so they don’t collapse under the weight of the fillings.

6. Place a slice of cheddar cheese inside each bun, then spoon a bit of chili inside each one.

7. Slide the hot dog snugly on top of the chili, then top with more chili.

8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown and the chili has started to brown.

9. Slice the hot dogs boats along their connected seams, then enjoy!


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