I was in the mood for fatty food this weekend. Veggie dogs with tons of toppings are one of my favorite not-so-healthy, but delicious meals. There are few things that pair better than hot dogs + mac and cheese. I found this vegan version on Pinterest and made a few tweaks to it.
I am copying and pasting the recipe here, only to note the substitutions I made. Please visit Vegan Yack Attack, for tons of great vegan recipes. The substitutions I made are in italics.
- 1- 15 oz. Can of White Beans (either Northern or Cannelini will work)
- 1 C. Non-Dairy Milk (I used unsweetened soymilk)
- ¼ C. Pine Nuts (I used cashews)
- ¼ C. Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 tsp. Coconut Vinegar (I used 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar)
- 1 tsp. Tomato Paste
- 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1-1½ tsp. Sea Salt
This sauce was great! I also added in paprika, fresh cracked pepper, garlic powder and mustard powder for an extra kick. When I make this again, I will probably omit the tomato paste, it was a little too sweet for my taste, since I like my mac and cheese sauce to be more sharp.
I piled my veggie dogs high with onions, pickles and jalapenos and also snacked on Kettle’s jalapeno chips. It was a great comfort meal!
I never found a veggie dog that I liked (then again, I never liked regular hot dogs either)…the texture was always off to me. But the mac&cheese…I’m collecting recipes for when I eventually live in a house with a kitchen again instead of a hotel room with…well, no kitchen!
The mac and cheese one is a must try!
I’m hopelessly addicted to vegan junk food!
Me too, probably too much!
I’m catching up on your blog and just saw this post. If you are ever in Temecula you should try Dogys Hot Dogs. They have a veggie dog topped with black beans and fajita style veggies and this Mexican relish thing that is basically pickled spicy cucumbers. Sooo good!
Thanks! I have heard if it and definitely want to try it!