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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Monday Night Meals

NFL Recipes                                                       

This week we had a hot dog competition, check out the video to see how it went, and see the recipes below.

Chicago Dog

         2 bratwurst (or sausage of choice
         2 whole-wheat hot dog buns
         2 T onion
         1 tomato
         sport peppers (or pepperoncinis)
         celery salt
         yellow mustard
         sweet green pickle relish
         dill pickles

            Set a saucepan to medium heat. When hot, place sausages into the pan. Allow to cook evenly on each side; they will begin to look brown when ready to flip. When all sides are well browned, add a dash of water to the pan. This will help steam them as well as prevent from burning.
            Turn oven on to 350. Place hot dog buns in until well toasted. Meanwhile, chop up the onion, and cut the tomato in wedges. Also cut the pickles into slices or wedges (traditional).
Now it is time to prepare the dog. Put bun on a plate, and put the sausages on top. Now to keep things traditional, pile on the toppings in this order: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, sport peppers, and celery salt. Make sure to place the tomatoes on the side of the sausage. The tomatoes should be nestled between the hot dog and the top of the bun. Go Bears!

Coney Island Dog

          2 whole-wheat hot dog buns
          2 Bratwurst (or choice of sausage)
         1/3 lb ground turkey
         ½ yellow onion
         2 cloves garlic
         1 T chili powder
         1/3 c tomato sauce
         1 T Molasses
         2 T sugar
         Worcestershire sauce
         Hot Sauce (desired taste)
         Olive oil
         Salt and pepper


          Preheat the oven to 350. In a pot, place a drizzle of olive oil in a pan and turn on medium heat. When warm, add the ground turkey, half of the onions and garlic. Allow the turkey to cook, and onions gets translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in the chili powder, a dash of salt and pepper, stir well. Add the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, molasses and sugar. Allow to incorporate, and thicken, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, turn a saucepan on medium heat. Place sausages in the pan, and allow to brown on each side. When all browned, add a splash of water, this allow the sausages to steam as well as prevents them from burning. Place the buns in the oven and toast. Place the hot dogs in the rolls and top with the chili, the remaining onions and mustard. Yeah Lions, roar!

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