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With three boys under four, hot dogs are a staple in our house. I appreciate the convenience and versatility that comes with a great wiener, and they are a food that even dad can’t mess up. We love Bar-S Franks. They are easy to find and easy on our budget. The kids, picky eaters at the best of times, love them, and we can do so many things with them.
One of our very favorite ways to eat them is loaded with cheese! The kids love it when daddy loads up a nice bun with a slice of American cheese, a hot dog, a great helping of our favorite mac ‘n cheese, some cheese puffs and a squirt of ketchup. It sounds a little odd, I know, but it totally works!
It’s fun to let the kids put on their own toppings, too. They make quite a mess, I’ll be honest, but they’ve come up with some real humdingers when it comes to hot dog recipes. Bar-S has a load of different varieties of hot dog, too! We like the Cheese Jumbo franks for this recipe, but they make a great bacon and cheese one, which works, too! Use the store locator to find out where YOU can find Bar-S Franks near you!
Right now Bar-S is showcasing a campaign called “Cartin’ Round the Country” which will feature different regional frank renditions from across the country. Find more information on Bar-S products or Visit Bar-S Facebook for a chance to win products & prizes!
You’ve got to check out our video we made, too. If you like super cute kids, you’ll love it.
Normally, we would always grill our franks. Especially since summer is nearly here and it’s so easy to use the barbecue! But the weather has been a bit rainy lately, and we’ve found the kids love these things cooked on the stove or in the microwave nearly as much as fired up on the grill. I can’t wait for the weather to pass so we can start whipping out our favorite toppings and have different hot dogs all summer long!
If you want to know how to create these dreamy mac ‘n cheese dogs, watch the video above or just follow these simple instructions.
hot dog buns
Bar-S Franks in your favorite variety
sliced American cheese
a bowl of mac ‘n cheese
crunchy cheese puffs
Obviously you can change it up however you like, but this is how we do it. And you can buy ready-made mac ‘n cheese or use the boxed variety or whip up your favorite recipe yourself! The options are really endless.
Just place the cheese on top of the buns and then add your Bar-S Franks. Add a heaping helping of mac ‘n cheese and then top with your cheese puffs and ketchup (if desired).
It’s a whole meal in one easy recipe!
What’s your favorite way to eat hot dogs?