Carrot Dogs

Our entire family loves Carrot Dogs!  Topped with our Dog-n-Burger Super Grain Chilli – these dogs are to “Live” for!  The kiddos love them and sware up and down that these smoked dogs are better than any animal-based hot dog they have ever had!  By the way did you know that processed meats are carcinogenic to humans and promote cancer growth!

When we went Whole Food Plant Based I thought we would never be able to have hot dogs again.  I was so excited when I was inspired and adapted this recipe from Debbie Adler!  Well needless to say these dogs are a frequent indulge for us!

In my opinion the addition of coriander spice gives that “hot dog” taste.  And of course liquid smoke give that “smokey” flavor without firing up the grill!  I am always mindful of minimizing added salt in my recipes, this is why I opted to use Coconut Aminos vs Liquid Aminos, or Tamari.  So if you are salt-oil-sugar free you can omit the addition of Coconut Aminos altogether.

So what are you waiting for – go ahead and indulge in these whole food plant-based dogs!

Watch “How To” Video

 

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Smoked Carrot Dogs
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 medium Carrots, unpeeled
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke, Mesquite
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder, unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder, unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • optional Dog-n-Burger Super Grain Chilli see our website for recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 medium Carrots, unpeeled
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke, Mesquite
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder, unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder, unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • optional Dog-n-Burger Super Grain Chilli see our website for recipe
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Cut the tips of each end of carrots. Do not remove the skin. Scrub carrots with running water. Place in a saucepan with water. Make sure the carrots are covered with water. Cover and bring water to a boil. Boil until carrots are fork tender, about 6 minutes. Remove carrots from boiling water and place onto a paper towel to cool.
  2. Using a 1 gallon zip lock bag and the remaining spices to bag. Mix the marinade well. Add all carrots to bag. Roll the carrots a few time in the bag to cover with marinade. Seal bag and marinade carrots for at least 2 hours in fridge or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place marinaded carrots onto lined cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. GRILL option: Grill for about 20-25 minutes until heated thru and grill marks appear.
  4. Place carrot dog on a bun or a lettuce and top with preferred fixings and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe was inspired and adapted from Debbie Adler       https://debbie-adler.mykajabi.com/blog/smoked-carrot-hot-dogs-with-creamy-macaroni-salad

10 thoughts on “Carrot Dogs”

  1. These were amazing! My husband was curious for sure, but he liked them!! I thought they were delicious and will make chili next time on top. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for trying the carrot dogs, Jennifer. They are one of our favorite dishes. Let us know how you enjoyed the chili. Have a great day because you can!

  2. Does it work to throw these on the BBQ for grilling or do they have to be baked in the oven? Have you BBQ’d them on a pan?

    1. Hello Erinne. Yes, you can use a grill or a non-stick pan to cook the carrot dogs. They still need to cook for about the same amount of time to heat thru thoroughly. Hope you enjoy the carrot dogs as much as we do! Have a great day because you simply can!

  3. WOW!!! I’m FLABBERGASTED & AMAZED!! These carrot dogs are SPECTACULAR!!! We will NEVER feel the need to eat regular, processed vegan veggie dogs again. The recipe is PERFECT for the size carrots shown in the video. The ONLY thing I changed when I made them the second time is that I wanted slightly THICKER hot dogs, so I looked for 4 carrots which were approx. 1/8″ larger (in diameter, NOT circumference!) than the first batch, and I should have boiled them just a minute or so longer, as the very CENTER of these THICKER dogs were just slightly “al dente”. They were still WONDERFUL and FAAAAAABULOUS, but next time I’m gonna increase the time. And next time, actually, I wanna try making them in “KNOCKWURST” size (which is probably about 1-1/4″ in diameter!)…..anyway, FAITH, you gorgeous, incredibly talented little CHEF, you, THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH for this recipe….I’m working on making ALL your recipes as soon as I can get all the ingredients. They all look sooooo GOOOOOOOD!!!! (And sooooo HEALTHY too!!!!) THANK YOU, again….THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU (times a gazillion!!..haha!)…..Love & kisses & hugs to ALL 5 of you wonderful Scotts!!!!….Love, Daryl (you know, also known as “motor-mouth”…hahahaha!)

    1. Hello Daryl! So glad that you enjoyed the carrot dogs! Yes, any size carrot can be used for this recipe, the larger the carrot the longer the boil time by a minute or so. Just make sure not to over boil. Who needs a hot dog when you can have a Carrot Dog that tastes as good and loves your body back! Have a super fantastic day Daryl because you simply can!

  4. Hi Scott family – I saw you on Chef AJ’s youtube. Thats was such a fun episode to watch, you guys are all so cute and such an inspiration. I made the carrots dogs and LOVED them. Took them over to my moms house for family dinner night and my non-vegan family loved them too. Its Sunday night and I’m making them again for my lunch. They even heat up ok in the microwave 2 days later.

    1. Hello Jen! Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are so grateful that our passion for this lifestyle is inspiring others! We are so glad that you and your non-vegan family members enjoy the carrot dogs as much as we do! They are definitely one of our family’s favs! And yes, they taste even better as leftovers! My goodness, it can’t get any better than eating food that tastes good and healthy for us too! Take care, Jen! Have a super fantastic day because you simply can! 🙂

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