Carrot Hot Dogs

Carrot hot dogs?! I know. Sounds weird. But seriously. Dip these babies in ketchup and it’s like you’re eating an Oscar Mayer wiener. So good!! This recipe comes from an author friend of mine. Her name is Patty Maximini, and you can check out her info and the original recipe posting here.

Vegan hot dogs made from carrots? YUP! And they're smoky, savory, and delicious! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #carrots #hotdogs<

I just cut it up and dipped it in ketchup, but these are delicious in vegan hot dog buns too. We had some coleslaw and corn on the cob on the side. Yum!! But the side possibilities are endless – like a loaded baked potato salad! And don’t be afraid to put these carrots on the grill. Cooking them on the stove makes them easy peasy though. Check these babies out!

Vegan hot dogs made from carrots? YUP! And they're smoky, savory, and delicious! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #carrots #hotdogs

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Carrot Hot Dogs
Prep Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 30 mins
Vegan hot dogs made from carrots? Yes, please! They're marinated so they pack a ton of flavor, and they grill up nicely, but you can cook them in a pan too. Yum!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Servings: 4
What you'll need:
  • 4 whole carrots, peeled and cut into bun–length pieces with ends removed
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic, minced)
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Desired condiments/toppings/buns
What you'll do:
  1. Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to boil.
  2. Lower the heat to medium and cook the carrots until you can barely pierce through them with a fork. Be careful not to cut the carrots when testing.
  3. Combine all the other ingredients (except for condiments) together in a plastic container or baggie to make the marinade. Place the cooked carrots inside, shake up, and set aside to marinate for at least 3 hours, turning the carrots every once in a while to marinate all sides. You can marinate for up to a few days.
  4. When you're ready to serve, pour the carrots and marinade into a large pan on the stove top and place on medium heat, rotating periodically, for 5 to 10 minutes, until carrots are heated all the way through.
  5. Add the toppings of your choice and enjoy!