All it takes is a fast saute of a few simple ingredients combined with a speedy mix of some prepared corn bread mix and dinner is ready in no time.
CORN DOG CASSEROLE
2 cups chopped celery
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 - 2 packages of hot dogs (your choice of brand), cut into bite sized pieces.
1 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 packages corn bread mix
1 small can fire roasted jalapeno peppers
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (more for topping, if desired)
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
-In a small skillet over medium heat, saute the celery, onion and garlic in the olive oil for approximately 5 minutes.
-Add the hot dogs and saute an additional few minutes.
-In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, dry mustard and honey.
-Stir in the corn bread mix, the cheese and the jalapeno peppers.
-Add the hot dog mixture into the corn bread ingredients and stir well to combine.
-Spray a 3 quart baking dish with olive oil and spread the mixture evenly into the dish.
-Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
-Top with additional cheese if desired and pop back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
This dinner was a hit with my family of men. You can adjust the amount of hot dogs you like, but for me and mine, the more the merrier!!!
My guys were so hungry after smelling this baking in the oven that when it finally came out there was no way I was going to keep them from digging in so mom could take pictures! Go figure.
I served this casserole with a nice big green salad and some store bought potato salad to round out the meal. This dish was a winner and one that I'll keep in my back pocket for those evenings when I want something quick and tasty without any fuss.
Until we eat again... Chow!