12 frankfurters
1 slice American cheese, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
2 cans (15 oz each) chili hot beans
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, if desired

Heat oven to 400F. Make three 1/2"-deep diagonal cuts at regular intervals in each frankfurter. Cut cheese slice into 36 trips, about 1 x 1/4". Insert cheese strip in each frankfurter cut. In ungreased baking dish, 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2", mix beans, tomato sauce and seasonings. Arrange frankfurters on bean mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

4 or 5 servings