Friday, April 23, 2010
If you think this recipe is a little different from my "normal" fare, you should've seen the looks on the kids' faces when they realized that it was their female parent that was actually feeding them hot dogs. I have to say that these were surprisingly good with the chipotle smashed sweet potatoes and my kids were crazy for them. My friend makes these with instant potatoes or leftover mashed potatoes which would definitely put this into the super easy, I have 10 minutes to feed my family, kind of meals and I'm always up for a few more of those! :)
1 pkg. hot dogs
2-3 cups mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes* (see note below)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Directions: Split hot dogs down the center vertically without cutting all the way through and place on cookie sheet.
Stuff mashed potatoes into each hot dog. Sprinkle each with cheese. Bake at 450 degrees for about 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden. Enjoy!
Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
2 lg. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 Tbs. butter
1/2-1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
1/2-1 tsp. adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers
1/2 tsp. salt
Directions: Put cubed sweet potatoes in boiling water and boil just until fork tender; about 15-20 minutes. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and mash together. Add 1/2 chipotle pepper and 1/2 tsp. adobo sauce and salt. Mix well.