Football food, y’all. It’s time to start thinking about it, planning for it and most definitely devouring it.
I love this time of year. So much cheese. So many chips. Fried stuff. Beer. Bring it all on!
Aaaaand, also? Maybe a couple of chili cheese dogs. Or if you’re feeling fancy, a chili-cheese dog crescent ring—because why not?
This one takes just four ingredients, friends.
Grab a couple bags of the new Progresso™ chili in a pouch. It’s good stuff. I’m using the Roasted Vegetable version, but you do you. You’ll also want two packs of crescent rolls, 5 hot dogs, and a handful of grated cheddar cheese.
First, you’ll want to empty one bag of the chili into a colander and just leave that to chill out in your sink. There isn’t a ton of extra liquid to drain off, but it’ll help keep things from getting soggy.
While the chili is draining, lay out your crescent rolls like so. You’re just forming a ring.
Now, here’s where things get weird. You know those Hasselback potatoes that are all the rage? Do that with your hot dogs. Just slice most of the way through so that the dogs are all bendy and delectable.
Then place the hot dogs on the crescent ring.
Now, grab your drained chili and carefully spoon it all around the ring.
Top with cheese.
Carefully fold the dough over the good stuff and tuck it under. You can use a butter knife to sort of smoosh the dough under itself. Easy peasy.
Bake it all up and then pour the second pouch of heated chili right in the center. Top with a sprinkling of parsley if you’re feeling fancy, and another handful of cheddar.
I dare you not to eat the whole thing.