Just last week I was asked to be part of CTV Kitchener’s Wiener Week! I had to come up with a recipe that had something to do with hotdogs and I figured- why not make your own? Below you will find a basic recipe for homemade hotdogs. The beauty of this recipe is that you can custom make your own wieners and make a variety of different flavours. I have included some ideas of what you can do, but feel free to get creative and let me know what you come up with.
1 lb (250 g) lean Ontario ground pork
2 large eggs
¼ cup (60 mL) bread crumbs
1 tsp (5 mL) of salt and pepper EACH
1. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until well combined.
2. Take 2 oz (60 g) of the mixture and squeeze/roll the mixture into the shape of a hotdog. Wrap the hotdog in tin foil and close tightly; twist the ends of the foil so that it looks like a wrapped candy. Continue until the meat mixture has been used entirely (5 or 6 wieners in total).
3. Cook on a BBQ at medium high heat for 10 minutes or until the hotdogs have reached an internal temperature of 160°F or (71°C). Once fully cooked in the foil, unwrap and place on the grill for 1 more minute to get grill marks.
4. Top however you would like!
Tip: the great thing about these hotdogs is that you can dress them up however you like. Here are a few that you might want to try.
Curried Dog: Add 1 Tbsp of yellow curry powder and 1 tsp of ground cumin to the original meat mixture. Follow the regular directions for cooking and top with a mango or pineapple salsa.
Tex- Mex Dog: Add 2 Tbsp of taco seasoning to the original meat mixture. Follow the regular directions for cooking and top with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, cheese and a crumbled up nacho chip.
Pizza Dog: Add 1 Tbsp of oregano and 2 Tbsp of pizza sauce to the original meat mixture. Follow the regular directions for cooking and top with pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese.