This is a simple classic recipe, hot dogs are fried to perfection. Crunchy outside, gooey inside, dip in sauces, serve hot.

Ingredients:

1 (29 ounce) can baked beans, use a good quality brand

1 (14 ounce) can chili, use good brand

1⁄4 cup ketchup

1⁄4 cup finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon mustard

1 lb reduced-fat hot dogs, sliced into 1/2-inch coins

1 (32 ounce) bag frozen tater tots, thawed

1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Additional ketchup (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 casserole pan; set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine the baked beans, chili, ketchup, onions, mustard and hot dog “coins.” Stir well. Bring to a light boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.

Pour the saucepan mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

Top evenly with the thawed tator tots. Lightly sprinklewith salt.

Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with the 2 cups cheese. (At this point you can squirt swirly ketchup designs over the cheese, but that’s optional).

Return to hot oven for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted to liking.

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 casserole pan; set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine the baked beans, chili, ketchup, onions, mustard and hot dog “coins.” Stir well. Bring to a light boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.

Pour the saucepan mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

Top evenly with the thawed tator tots. Lightly sprinkle with salt.

Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with the 2 cups cheese. (At this point you can squirt swirly ketchup designs over the cheese, but that’s optional).

Return to hot oven for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted to liking.