Monday, May 4, 2009

Mexican Hotdogs

Sometimes the kids just want a veggie dog and some fries (and sometimes I just don't feel like cooking much else). But, let's face it: veggie dogs really aren't that great. So, I tried to dress mine up a bit to make things more interesting. My deepest apologies to Mexican cuisine.


First, I made the hot dog buns (variation 3) from Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice. They were totally awesome. Next, I roasted a red pepper and a jalapeno pepper on the grill. I skinned, seeded, and chopped them. The final hot dog had the peppers, chopped tomatoes, onions, and avocado, and some salsa. Not bad for a hot dog.
The other dog you see in the picture has vegenaise, mustard, onions, and sauerkraut. Mmmm.

17 comments:

andrea said...

i've never had a hot dog since i became vegetarian..so, what do you recommend, try store-bought kind or making my own?

i'd like to try the mexican variation : )

Heather J. Chin said...

Wow, these look delicious! I'm excited to make these now, but will have to use store-bought buns. Maybe one day.... it's funny how even many vegans and vegetarians never think to make their own breads!

nicolaknits said...

Those both look good - but if I had to choose, I'd go for the Mexican!

Angie said...

I still recall the mediocrity of Canadian veggie dogs. However in the UK, they manage to make some pretty fab hot dogs that even please any carnivore's palate!

shelby said...

Yum Yum Yum.

Bianca said...

Cute! I'm all about changing up my hot dog toppings! I actually like processed, packaged veggie dogs though. But I'm weird. Kudos on the homemade buns!

Music and Veganism said...

I still don't know if I've ever had sauerkraut. These look really good! Wish I had a grill.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Looking good! The link does not show variation 3, bummer cuz your hotdog buns look perfect!

Carlota. said...

Yesterday I made my first vegan Hot dog! Was way better then the Omnis version from my boyfriend. I've fried onions, garlic and paprika. Then I add some tomate sauce and sliced the hot dog, so it would have the flavour from the sauce. I also add mustard and homemade ketchup (I made this, cause I don't like regular ketchup) to the sauce. Ate in a hot dog bread with potatoes chips! PeRRRfect! Even my bunny liked..she stole a slice of soy hot dog while I wasn't watching her. Try this brazilian version for your kids!

Vegan Dad said...

andrea,
I have never made my own hot dog. The only choice around here is the Yves veggie dog. It's OK, I guess. The convenience is really the selling point.

Veg-a-Nut,
I guess omitting a few pages is how they get away with having the book online. The book is well worth purchasing, and I am sure any of the variations would work.

chow vegan said...

Yum! those hot dogs look great! I like the different toppings you got on there, normally I just go for ketchup and relish. :-)

happyherbivore.com said...

I learned quickly that it was the combo of ketchup-yellow mustard-relish I liked so much NOT the hot dog, so with enough condiments, I'm a happy tofu-dog eater!

A said...

In Chile, and other parts of south america, we eat hot dogs like that, with loads of different toppings on them. We call them Completos, wich means complete. As in a complete meal.
Im sure mexicans wont mind ;-)

Rena said...

Your Mexican dog isn't that far off, Vegan Dad! Of course, it's much healthier than the "real" thing -- it's usually wrapped in bacon.

But, I bet those dogs wouldn't taste too bad next to a slice of tempeh bacon, along with all the other fixin's. Good stuff!

Marisa said...

I love the idea of making a Mexican hot dog. I typically go with sauerkraut, relish, mustard, maybe some onions. I haven't tried making my own hot dogs nor buns yet, but this blog has opened my eyes to homemade seitan. Thank you so much. I shy away from expensive stuff in the store, and I recently bought a steamer, and your Vegan Dad cookbook. I am very excited to try all variations.

Cafe Cyan said...

Thank you for the hot dog bun link. The other day, my husband said to me "let's make our own hot dog buns!". Considering dinner was an hour away, I didn't think we could do it so I ran to the store.

Now I'm ready for next time!!

SKSK said...

My husband loved real hot dogs, so I had to find a good meatless alternative. I have tasted some nasty hot dogs, but have found that Tofu Pups are definitely the best! Hope all of my trial and error can help somebody out there.