Carrot Hot Dogs (Pressure Cooker and Grill)
Recipe type: Vegan
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Serves: 8
Carrot Hot Dogs are a simple and delicious treat that allows hosts to easily serve vegan friends at backyard barbecues. Carrot dogs don't really taste like hot dogs, but they are delicious, and they are ready in about the same time it takes to heat up a regular hot dog for the carnivores.(Cook's Note's We used large carrots. If you are using thinner carrots, you may need to decrease the pressure cooker cooking time.) The total cost of this recipe is $3.66 or about $0.46 per carrot dog without toppings.
  • 8 Carrots ($0.67)
  • ½ cup vegetable broth ($0.34)
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar ($0.68)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce ($0.38)
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup ($0.36)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder ($0.04)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder ($0.04)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika ($0.06)
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard ($0.05)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (to taste) ($0.02)
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke ($0.04)
  • 8 hotdog buns ($0.98)
  1. Peel the carrots and cut them to hot dog length (the same length as your buns.)
  2. Put everything except for the carrots into the your pressure cooker.
  3. Mix all of these ingredients well.
  4. Place carrots into the pressure cooker, trying to get as many as possible submerged in the liquid.
  5. Place lid on pressure cooker and seal.
  6. Turn on pressure cooker and set it for 5 minutes.
  7. Once it finishes cooking, manually release pressure.
  8. Remove carrot dogs from marinade and store in a covered container in the refrigerator until you are ready to grill them.
  9. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until carrot dogs are heated through.
  10. Serve in a bun with your favorite hot dog toppings.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at