1 pkg. hot dogs
3 cans chili with beans
1 pkg. colby jack cheese
1 pkg. hot dogs at Aldi: $.99
1 can chili with beans at Aldi: $1.19
1 pkg. cheese on sale at Schnucks: $2.29
This recipe can be a snack or lunch (using 1 hot dog and a half can chili, with cheese sprinkled on top) or dinner (using whole recipe, with only some cheese).
Total cost: $6.85
Chop up the hot dogs (I hate hot dogs, but when put in this, you can't taste them so much, and you can make them healthier by buying all beef and nitrate-free hot dogs--but you'll pay out the butt for them) and put them in pan with the chili to heat them up (if you're making a lunch/snack) or put them in a layer in a 9x13 pan. Then cover with chili and topped with cheese and bake at 350° for 15-20 min, until cheese is melted. If in a bowl, then sprinkle cheese on top.
Also great with tortilla chips (used as dippers)!