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Meatless Mondays #8 {Oven Dogs}


posted: 12/17/12

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With vegetarian chili, two Oven Hot Dogs are a plate. On the side, there is a glass of beer.

I have a confession to make.

It will probably get  me banned from The Party Planning Secret Society. Crap! That is for sure going to get me banned.

I hate planning the menus for parties. Party favors? Done. Decorations? I’m all over it! Party themed treats? Do you even have to ask??

But the menu . . . ? Ugh. It just . . . overwhelms me. Do the people really have to eat? What about all the treats I’m making? Can’t they just eat sugar? I think what overwhelms me is the different types of eaters who come to my parties. I have vegans, vegetarians, those who won’t eat beef or pork, those who really only want beef or pork, gluten free, dairy free, and I wouldn’t eat a vegetable if you paid me. And I love them all. Dearly. But what do I serve them??? And how do I match it to the theme???

And then for Gavin’s Brewers Baseball Party, all the stars aligned, and I found Oven Dogs!!

With vegetarian chili, two Oven Hot Dogs are a plate. On the side, there is a glass of beer.

All the reasons Oven Dogs were perfect, GO!

1. They matched the theme . . . peeeeeeeerfectly!
2. They are customizable to all the different diets! Beef or pork dogs for the red meat lovers, with serious chili on top, turkey dogs for the white meat eaters, with turkey chili on top, and for the vegetarians, veggie dogs!! With vegetarian chili on top!
3. No matter which way you make them, they are eat ’em with a knife and fork, scrape your plate clean and have another, delicious!

And they are super easy to make. I made them during the party, while hosting! And . . . ok, people may have been, umm, waiting for a bit for there . . . um, food, but people did eat!

This genius recipe comes from Alyssa over at In the Wabe.

Coat 8 buns with mayo, mustard, and relish (shhhhh, I didn’t have any relish when I did this post . . . ) then you throw some veggie dogs in those buns. (Oh . . . and I only have seven dogs pictured, I was short on buns . . . one of my little monsters must have snagged one.)

In a glass oven pan, there are six vegetarian hot dogs in buns. In condiment jars, there is mayo and mustard.

Next throw some vegetarian chili on top of it (I use two cans for the whole batch).

In a glass oven pan, there are vegetarian hot dogs topped with vegetarian chili.

Next throw some cheese on. On a side note, if you wanted to make these vegan dogs, you could skip the mayo, and spray them with some olive oil, it isn’t the same flavor, but it is equally delicious. Then throw some vegan cheese on top.

Alyssa tops these with onions, but as many of you know, onions are a deal breaker for Nathan.

In an glass oven pan, there are several vegetarian hot dogs topped with vegetarian chili and shredded vegan cheese.

Then pop them in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes and cover with foil.

The Hot Dog Ovens are fully cooked with melted vegan cheese on top.

Serve them with a side of beer in a glass etched with your favorite team.

Glass of beer

Why is glass etching so hard to photograph??

With the veggie dogs, the reduced fat cheese, the 80 calorie buns, and the veggie chili, you can feel really good about piling TWO of theses steamy and delicious dogs on your plate!

With vegetarian chili, two Oven Hot Dogs are a plate. On the side, there is a glass of beer.

And for your next party?

Order pizza.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I feel the same way! How many appetizers? What flavor foods? Gah. Just eat sugar people!

  2. Six Sisters says

    Thanks for sharing your yummy oven dogs on our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! So glad you stopped by! Merry Christmas! -The Six Sisters

  3. Sandra Kohlmann says

    These look super yummy. I love the idea of baking chili dogs. They are in my very near future.

  4. cdeshaz says

    Hi, what brand of Veggie dogs did you use?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I use Smart Dogs! Yumm! :)

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