We like to keep a stash of hot dogs in the freezer for those times when cooking up an elaborate meal isn’t in the cards. This twist on chili dogs from Mama Gourmand is the perfect way to make an old favorite new again—and it’s a guaranteed kid-pleaser too.

1 lb. ground sirloin or chuck
1 tbsp. chili powder
½ cup salsa
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns, regular or gluten free buns
toppings: cheddar cheese, avocado, sour cream, lettuce, green onions, Fritos or crushed tortilla chips

1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook ground beef with chili powder until cooked through. Drain fat if using ground chuck. Add salsa to meat and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Set aside to grill or cook hot dogs.

2. Spoon meat over hot dogs and top with desired toppings.

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This recipe and photo come courtesy of Melissa, a mother and food blogger who shares simple, family-friendly recipes at Mama Gourmand. Hop over to her website to find more recipes to fit your lifestyle.