Updated: Jan 23
There is nothing better than a grilled burnt hot dog on the grill. Everyone loves hotdogs at summertime cookouts. I like mine charred with baked beans, grilled onions, and mustard. Mmmm, mmmm good! Just like Campbell soup.
If you need that meat alternative, look no further, vegetarian carrot hot dogs taste like the real thing. I ran across this recipe from Vegan Soul Food. I tweaked it just a bit but the outcome is still the same. Delicious! The marinade is the secret sauce to it all.
These hotdogs can be topped with mustard, homemade ketchup, relish, vegan cheese sauce, vegetarian chili, grilled onions, and so much more. A great side dish would be baked beans, French fries, and homemade potato chips too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I refrigerate the carrot hot dogs?
You can keep leftover carrot dogs in your fridge covered in an airtight container within 3-4 days
How do I reheat a carrot hot dog?
You can save the sauce used to marinate the carrot dog and place them either in a sauce pan or back on the stovetop grill until they are hot.
Ingredients Vegetarian Hotdogs
Carrots- medium-sized carrots and a veggie peeler to cut and shape the carrots to look like a hot dog.
Soy sauce- you can use low-sodium soy sauce.
Liquids - Better than bouillon vegetable broth, apple cider, and rice vinegar.
Sweetener- maple syrup
Flavoring- Liquid smoke (grill flavor)
Spices- onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, ginger, black pepper
Step 1 Combine all the ingredients together to create the marinade. Peel and cut the carrots to shape them into a hotdog. Place the carrots in a saucepan and pour the marinade to cover the carrots. Place a top on the saucepan and let the carrots cook for about 20 minutes. With a fork pierce holes gently in the carrots to allow the marinade to penetrate the flavor in the carrots.
Step 2 Remove the carrots from the saucepan and place them on the stovetop grill. Pour more marinade over the hotdogs and allow the grill marks to create perfect carrot hotdogs.
Bon Appetit, ENJOY!