Chili Mac Dogs for Recipe Friday

Okay, so this is kind of a silly recipe (actually two recipes), but it is surprisingly tasty, and has a story to go with it.

Several years ago, I suggested to my son that we have Chili Mac and he thought the idea sounded gross. But then two weeks ago, when it was just me and him home for dinner because my husband was at a hockey game, I looked in the cupboard and there was a can of Hormel Chili. I had bought it a while back for the  purpose of making chili dogs, which has become one of my son’s favorite foods recently. (It’s Sonic the Hedgehog’s favorite food, so he decided he loved them, too.)

Anyway, I looked at the can of Hormel Chili, and knew I had Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and made the once-rejected suggestion again. His response this time was, “Mmmmm, that sounds good!” He loved it! Since then he has said several times that we should have Chili Mac more often. It’s easy, so maybe we will.

Chili Mac


1 box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
¼ cup milk
¼ cup butter
1 can Hormel Chili (with or without beans)


Prepare Macaroni and Cheese with milk and butter according to package directions. Heat Chili in a small pan. Stir Chili and Mac and Cheese together. Heat through on low heat to combine flavors.

And now, the rest of the story

When I told my son I had scheduled a post that mentioned Sonic the Hedgehog, and that it was for Chili Mac, he got all excited. “I know,” he said, “post a recipe for Chili Mac Dogs. That would be an original recipe.” He insisted I modifiy this post to include his original recipe.

A caveat: We have not actually tried this yet, but my son is convinced it would be delicious. It may have to be on the menu soon.

Chili Mac Dogs


Chili Mac
Hot dogs
Hot dog buns


Prepare Chili Mac according to recipe above. Cook hot dogs according to package directions (either boil or fry). Lightly toast hot dog buns under the broiler, if desired. Place one hot dog in each bun and top with Chili Mac. Enjoy!

If I make it in the next week, I’ll come back and post a picture.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


4 Responses

  1. Thanks Linda,
    I may experiment at making one or both but I shan’t be brave enough to try 🙂 [I will leave that to the young ones.]

    • Ann, I’m kinda like the Chili Mac, but not being a big fan of hot dogs anyway, I can’t see me eating Chili Mac Dogs! But I’ll probably make it for my son some time. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. I love the team work and the good attitudes . .. to try things! 🙂 I need lots of easy fast things so thank you!!! 🙂 And God bless you recipe Fridays!

    • Well, we’ll see if I’m brave enough to actually try it on a hot dog! Hopefully this one will be a hit at your house. It is definitely easy. Peace, Linda

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: