Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog


A homemade vegetarian carrot hot dog

Trick your family with this healthy vegetarian hot dog swap and toss that weiner 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!

  •  4 carrots
  • 4 T vegetable stock
  • 3 T tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut or Seed Butter with Cinnamon
  • 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

 Simmer 4 carrots in boiling water for 8-10 min, then shock them in ice water.  While they are simmering combine the marinade ingredients.  Remove carrots from ice bath and place in a plastic bag and pour marinade over carrots and let sit overnight.  When ready to cook put 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Add carrots and sauce for 10 min, drizzling with marinade every few minutes and turning regularly until cooked through.