Carrot Dog Recipe, Plant-Based, Low-Fat (Vegan Carrot Sausages)
These carrot sausages don’t taste exactly like the heavily salted, greasy meat sauces, but they are delicious and heart healthy.
- 4 large, thick, unpeeled, washed carrots
- 1 sliced, peeled yellow, red or white onion
- 2 sliced red bell peppers, cored and seeded
- 8 large partially sliced hot dog buns, heated
- ¼ cup drinking water to sauté the vegetables
- ¼ cup coconut aminos
- ¼ cup drinking water
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- Dash chipotle powder
- 1st each: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika
- A few twists of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp sesame oil*
- 1-2 tsp cornstarch
Remove ends off carrots. Boil carrots in salted, boiling water in a medium-sized pot 8-10 minutes until you can easily pierce a fork through each carrot. If carrots don’t fit inside the pot, lengthwise, break the carrot(s) in half.
While the carrots are cooking, place the onion and bell peppers in a large pan on medium-high heat. Add ¼ cup of water to the pan, stirring every few minutes until the vegetables are cooked down and soft.
Mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl until no cornstarch chunks are visible. Pour marinade ingredients into the pan with the vegetables and stir with a spatula, with the heat on until the marinade thickens, then turn heat off, and pull the pan off the heat element.
Drain carrots after they are cooked and tender. Add drained carrots to the pan with the vegetables, making sure to coat each carrot with the thickened marinade.
Plate the vegetables, and one half of a carrot inside a hot dog bun. Add your favorite mustard onto the carrot sausage or add the mustard to the inside of the bun, using a butter knife to distribute the mustard evenly. Serve warm.
*Omit the sesame oil if you are trying to lose weight, if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. There will be a lot of marinade left over so you won’t be consuming that much oil if you decide to keep the sesame oil in the recipe.
Watch the video below to see exactly how I make these (and how I got carrot dog in my hair).