Carrot Hot Dogs

Necessity is the mother of all invention as they say and sometimes we just straight up need a hot dog.
Enter the carrot hot dog. The marinade is the star here and these puppies will wow your socks off. You might think we’re nuts but this is truly a case of don’t knock it until you try it.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Marinade 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, vegan
Servings 8 hot dogs


  • 8 carrots hot dog sausage sized
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke flavouring seasoning
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 8 hot dog buns


  • Using a peeler, peel the carrots, taking care to round the two ends and even make a few star-shaped notches (we want them to look like hot dogs/sausages as much as possible).
  • In an oven-safe bowl add the broth, cider, soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, paprika powder and garlic powder. Mix well and then add the carrot.
  • Marinate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 ˚F.
  • Place the bowl with carrots and marinade in the oven and cook covered for 40 minutes, uncover and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Toast the buns.
  • Put a carrot in each bun and the condiments of your choice.


Keyword affordable, easy, hotdog, tasty
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