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Carrot Dogs

A grilled entree you will feel proud to serve family and friends at the next summer barbecue.

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  • 4 carrots, whole
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp tamari, low-sodium
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • Liquid smoke, to taste
  • 4 hot dog buns, whole wheat
  • Toppings (e.g., ketchup, mustard, relish, BBQ sauce)


  1. Peel carrots, trim ends, and cut to length of hot dog buns.
  2. Fill saucepan half full with water and bring to a boil. Add carrots and lower to medium heat, cooking until you can slightly pierce them with a fork (but do not cut through).
  3. Add vinegar, water, tamari, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper and liquid smoke to a plastic bowl or bag. Stir to combine. Add carrots and shake to coat.
  4. Place in refrigerator and marinate for at least three hours.*
  5. Pour marinade and carrots into a large pan and cook on grill or stove top for 5-10 minutes, rotating periodically.
  6. Serve in a whole wheat hot dog bun with your choice of toppings.

Notes: Three hours is the minimum marinating time, but they may sit in the refrigerator for up to a few days. A longer marinating time will mean a stronger, more infused flavor.