8.08.2007

Vegan Chili Dogs

A few weeks ago I was wandering through the grocery store and I noticed a can of Skyline chili sauce. For those of you not in the Midwest, Skyline is one of the more dominate brands of Cincinnati-style chili. When I was a kid I remember my dad taking us to Skyline and Gold Star for chili dogs and suddenly I had the urge to create a vegan version of one of my childhood favorites. This recipe is still a work in progress, but it comes out so delicious I don't mind posting it before I master it.

Vegan Cincinnati-style Chili
1 package boca or morning star crumbles
1 Tbsp Earth Balance
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 packet chili seasoning mix
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp grated dark chocolate
Cayenne pepper to taste
In a skillet, grill the crumbles until they are thawed and hot. Add the earth balance to the crumbles and mix until it is completlely melted. Next, add the chili seasoning, tomato sauce, and water. Stir everything together and reduce the heat to medium-low. Now add the cinnamon and chocolate. Continue cooking on medium-low heat until chili is desired thickness (thicker for hot dogs, thinner for pasta.) Taste the chili and add cayenne pepper if you like it spicier. Serve over boiled smart dogs and cover with cheddar Follow your Heart cheese. Makes 8 servings.

2 comments:

sarah said...

Those look so good, but vegan hot dogs are SO realistic that they scare me! I think its the smell?

Anonymous said...

i agree. they look and smell like the reall thing i cant even eat them. but i made this for my vegan family and they loved them!! thanks for the recipe