Trick your family with this healthy vegetarian hot dog swap and toss that wiener for something leaner!  This carrot dog is the healthiest replacement to a hot dog and has the same flavor and color as your all-American favorite ballpark dog.  Drizzle some ketchup and mustard and close your eyes when you take your first bite and be surprised at how good it is!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

4 carrots

4 T vegetable stock

3 T tamari or soy sauce

1 garlic clove, sliced

1/2 in piece ginger, sliced

2 T red or white wine vinegar

2 tsp liquid smoke

3 tsp brown sugar

Step By Step Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dogs Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Simmer 4 carrots in boiling water for 8-10 min, then shock them in ice water. 

Step 2: While they are simmering combine the marinade ingredients. 

Step 3: Remove carrots from ice bath and place in a plastic bag and pour marinade over carrots and let sit overnight. 

Step 4: When ready to cook put 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. 

Step 5: Add carrots and sauce for 10 min, drizzling with marinade every few minutes and turning regularly until cooked through.

Step 6: Enjoy your homemade carrot hot dogs!

With Betsy’s homemade carrot hot dogs you can enjoy grilling out as a vegetarian.  Please let us know what you think of this healthy dinner recipe.

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