Okay coming from someone (ME) who has always had a strong distaste for hot dogs, I highly recommend this recipe! It was so good and very hearty.
1 pkg (8-1/2 oz) corn bread/muffin mix
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion (opt)
1/2 cup chopped celery (opt)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 pkg (1 lb.) hot dogs, halved lengthwise and cut into bite-size pieces
1 can (15 oz.) chili w/ beans
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
*Prepare corn bread batter according to pkg directions. Spread half the batter into a greased 8-inch square baking dish; set aside.
*In a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and celery in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in hot dogs; saute 3-4 minutes longer or until slightly browned. Stir in chili, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder; heat through. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese. Spoon over prepared corn bread. Spread remaining batter over hot dog mixture (you'll need to add a little bit more water to the corn bread mix). Sprinkle w/ remaining cheese.
*Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.