Cheesy Baked Hot Dogs
6 all-beef hot dogs
6 hot dogs buns, top cut
3/4 to 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 white onion, diced
Sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup diced dill pickles
1/2 cup diced spicy pickled cauliflower
1/4 cup diced banana peppers
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a medium skillet, add the hot dogs and cook over medium heat until they are starting to blister on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Don’t overcook them.
Place the seared hot dogs in the buns—top cut hot dog buns work best—in a large baking dish. Top with grated cheese and diced white onion.
Bake the hot dogs for about six minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the hot dog buns are toasted. The onions will soften slightly, but might have a bit of crunch to them, which is good.
Remove the hot dogs from the oven and top with ketchup, relish, or the Dad Add giardiniera. Serve hot dogs with a veggie side such as steamed broccoli. Leftovers don’t really keep, so make only as many as you want to eat!.