Chili-Cheese Dogs in Beach Blankets

This is a recipe from Rachael Ray intended for kids to make.

1 Tbls vegetable oil

3/4 lb ground beef or turkey

1 Tbls chili powder

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

s & p

2 Tbls tomato paste

14 oz refrigerated pizza dough

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

8 hot dogs

1. Heat oven to 400. Ask an adult to heat the oil in a small pot over med-high heat. Add the ground meat and the chili, onion, and garlic powders and cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 6-7 minutes. Season with s & p. Stir in the tomato paste, then add 1/4 cup water to help loosen it up. Lower the heat and simmer until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. On a work surface, roll out the pizza dough and stretch into a big rectangle. Ask the adult to cut dough lengthwise, then cut each half across unto 4 equal pieces. In the center of each rectangle, drop some chili and sprinkle with cheese. Set a hot dog on top and wrap the dough around it, sealing in the chili and cheese. Then ends of each hot dog should peek out. Bake until golden, about 18 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

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