WIENER WEDNESDAY: Chili-Cheese Franks

For this week’s cylindrical-shaped dish, I consulted Jiffy Cooking (1967), another gem from my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook collection and selected Chili-Cheese Franks under the chapter “Hearty Sandwiches.”

Now, you may think, hey, you just made a chili dog. And that’s true. I did. But this has cheese and beans (that Coney sauce was only meat). And in this recipe, what to my wondering eyes should appear? Fritos. Frickin Fritos. Game on!

As soon as I mixed the cheddar cheese soup and the Hormel chili with beans, I knew that this was going to be delicious. Processed cheddar cheese goo and beefy beany canned chili? Be still my beating heart. That cheese soup is crap on its own, but when it comes together with the chili and a hearty sprinkling of chili powder, it sings.

This was delicious. The Fritos really added something–and not just fat and sodium. The crunch was a little bit awesome. And it probably helped that instead of a turkey dog I went with the classic Oscar Meyer wiener (BOGO hot dogs at the Safeway–huzzah!).

This Chili-Cheese Frank was definitely Jiffy Cooking. Could mixing two cans in a sauce pan with a few franks be any easier?

Only if someone else made it for me.

Like this guy. I want Jon Hamm to cook me dinner.

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12 Responses to WIENER WEDNESDAY: Chili-Cheese Franks

  1. Jill says:

    Oh YUM. Anything with something from the “itos” food group on it can ONLY be wonderful (Doritos, Fritos, Cheetos)!

  2. veg-o-matic says:

    Looks delish, and I totally agree with Jill about the “itos” group.
    You need a special Fritos basket, though.
    Oh, and who *does’t* want John Hamm to make them dinner?

  3. missrose10 says:

    No, he should cook you breakfast. I was raised on recipes from cans and box tops and this looks like good fun to me. And yes you should get a break basket, your biscuits from a can look so nice and fancy when in a wicker basket and a napkin you stole from a wedding you went to in the 80’s. At least that is how we roll in our house.

  4. Is that fresh cracked pepper on those eggs or cigarette ashes?

  5. Jen says:

    I want Jon Hamm to make me breakfast too:) Sans cigarette. And clothing.

  6. fifi says:

    Yum, and the chili dog looks good too.

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