Homemade Detroit style chili dog with mustard and onion
Switch Up Your Chili Dog With A Sweeter Canned Staple
The classic pairing of chili and cheese on a flame-grilled hot dog is hard to beat, but for a rich hot dog topping with almost no effort, canned baked beans are a great substitute.
Canned baked beans come pre-cooked and packed with rich, savory goodness. They're a godsend when you want to relax at your cookout instead of standing over a pot of chili all day.
While chili provides a hearty and spicy kick, canned baked beans are sweet and subtly smoky, adding a delicious contrast to the savory hot dogs.
If you're craving the bold flavors of chili but still want the convenience of baked beans, you can add a pinch of chili powder, cumin, or paprika to give them a kick.