Monday, May 28, 2012

The Super Meat-Free Hotdogs

  There's nothing more American than the mighty hot-dog; juicy, plump and delicious. For Memorial Day, we've developed a unique recipe. These veggie dog's are not only gluten-free, but free of: soy, corn, dairy and potatoes. The cooking process is the same as manufacturing regular hot-dogs, except on a smaller scale. They can be baked, fried, or just steamed; Ball Park has nothing on these hot-dogs ~.^

The Super Meat-Free Hotdogs


1 16 oz can of pink beans
2 chopped sticks of celery
4 chopped mushrooms
1 Red Fresno chill pepper
1/4 of a red onion
1/2 lemon
1 clove of garlic
2 Tsp of paprika
1 tsp of mustard seed powder
1/4 tsp mace
1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
1/4 Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp of salt
dash of ginger root powder
1/4 of Quinoa
1/4 cup of brown rice flour
1/4 cup of white rice flour
1 TBSP of xanthan gum

1-2 tsp of olive oil ( for parchment paper)


The "Meat" 

1) Cook 1/4 cup of Quinoa and set aside.

2) Clean/chop celery, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and red fresno chill pepper and set aside.

3) Open the can of pink beans and rinse.

4) Place washed pink beans in a food processor, and squeeze 1/2 a lemon; then blend. 

5) Then add chopped celery, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and Red Fresno chill pepper, Quinoa and blend until pureed.

6) Add spices, and then puree again.

7) In large bowl, add the bean puree and flour + xanthan gum mixture.

8) Mix until it's hard and sticky.

9) Place mixture in fridge for 1 hour.

"The Hotdogs"

1) Take parchment paper and cut into pieces.

2) Grease paper with olive oil.

3) Take pieces of the mixture, place on parchment paper and shape into hotdogs.

4) Wrap hotdogs in parchment and twist the ends.

5)Then wrap with foil and twist the ends.

6) Place Hot-dogs in a steamer. Steam for 1 hour. Hot-dogs are ready when  plump and firm.

     Now, just like regular hot-dogs, these are ready to be baked, fried or frozen for future use.

Baking Time: 1 hour on 350F.

Note: Why did we wrap the hot-dogs in foil?

 Traditionally when hot-dogs are made, they're enclosed in casing made of small intestines of animals, or an artificial casing made of cellulose.(these are known as "skin-less" hot-dogs) Using the parchment and foil mimics the job of the casing, by giving our hot-dogs their shape.

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