We were never really big hot dog eaters before we went vegan, so I don’t buy vegan hotdogs very often. But when I started seeing “carrot dog” recipes floating around, I was intrigued because I really do love carrots. And bread. So carrot dogs sound pretty good.
I followed Tabitha Brown‘s carrot dog recipe (see video below) and they turned out pretty freakin’ delicious. While the carrots were boiling in the marinade, the house smelled like a sweet BBQ sauce was overtaking my stove. Baby Bro Bro is my road dog in the kitchen but I think he especially liked the smell of this recipe; I almost had no room to maneuver around while I was cooking because he wanted to right by the stove today.
I followed her recipe almost exactly. The only exception was that I used maple syrup instead of agave, but just because that was what I already had at home. I don’t think this small change made a difference in taste though. They were smokey and soft, with a light flavor of carrot tip toeing around to remind your brain that you’re still eating vegetables. It also tasted like a juicy hot dog though so my taste buds were kind of confused the first couple of bites. This was a pretty quick dinner to make which is exactly what I was going for today. To be honest, I’m still in my pajamas and the level of lazy is high today.
The girls gave them 10 out 10 stars, which is great because we have some really harsh in house critics here. I think I actually prefer carrot dogs to regular vegan hot dogs because one, they are carrots instead of mock meat and two, they taste better to me than the mock meat vegan hotdogs. I also think that the next time I make them, I’ll cut the boiling time in half and then throw then on the grill. That BBQ char sounds like a yummy addition.
Give them a try and tell me what you think. I’m also interested to see other takes on the marinade as well, so if you make them a different way, please share 🙂
Don’t forget to use those carrot shavings for something useful! After peeling 8 carrots, we had about 3 cups of carrots shavings and ends left over. I put ours in the compost bin for the garden. You can also put them in the freezer to use for homemade veggies stock. Waste not, want not y’all.
Here is the link to Tabitha Brown’s Carrot Dogs recipe on YouTube. If you haven’t watched her videos before, I highly recommend it. Her recipes are vegan, quick (usually), and delicious.
❤ La Lady Valdez