Carrot Hot Dogs!

Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Have you ever heard of a carrot dog? I discovered them this summer and my mind was blown! I was skeptical at first, but after just one bite, I was hooked. They are marinated in a spicy, smoky sauce which brings these carrots to life. Trust me, they're absolutely delicious and you can top them with virtually anything.


Ingredients

6 carrots - washed, peeled, and cut to bun length

6 hot dog buns

Marinade

1/2 cup water

1/2 t low-sodium vegetable Better Than Bouillon

1 /4 c low-sodium soy sauce

2 T apple cider vinegar

1 T rice wine vinegar

1 T maple syrup

1 t dried mustard

1/2 t liquid smoke

1/2 t whole coriander

1 T smoke paprika

1/2 t garlic powder

1/2 t onion powder


Directions


Step 1: Cut, peel, and clean the carrots and add them to your instant pot.

Step 2: Whisk all the marinade ingredients together until well blended and then pour over the carrots. Cook for 3 minutes and then use the quick release steam valve. Pierce with skewer to check for tenderness. If still super crunchy, cook for another 1-2 minutes. Once cooled, transfer to a ziplock bag to marinade at least one hour or overnight. Turn the bag over occasional to ensure all sides of the carrots are in the marinade.

Step 3: Cook on a grill or in a pan, basting occasionally with my remaining marinade just long enough to get some blackened char.

Step 4: Top with all your favorite condiments. I adorned mine with a little vegan mayo, dill pickle, avocado, onion, tomato, and ketcup. But, get creative, this is where the real magic happens.




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