Monday, September 10, 2007

Chili-Cheese Dogs in Beach Blankets

This is from EveryDay with Rachel Ray

1 TBS vegetable oil
3/4 pound ground beef or turkey
1 TBS chili powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
2 TBS tomato paste
14 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 hot dogs

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat the oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground meant and the chili, onion and garlic powders and cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 6-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste, then add 1/4 cup water to help loosen it up. Lower the heat and simmer until thinck, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
2. On a work surface, roll out the pizza dough and stretch into a big rectangle. Cut the dough lengthwise, then cut each half crosswise into 4 equal pieces. In the center of each rectangle, drop some chili and sprinkle with cheese. Set a hot dog on top and wrap the dough around it, sealing in the chili and cheese. The ends of each hot dog should peek out. Bake until golden, about 18 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

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