Have you ever seen a hot dog, covered in a tomato/curry sauce, in a bun, making it look like a weird red chocolate Éclair?
Well now you have. How do you feel? Do you need to sit down? Yes, I did.
To my German friends I beg you, please don’t hunt me down for this – why did we do it? Well, honestly we had hot-dog buns left over in the freezer from our very last BBQ of the summer taking up a LOT of room, Moving Mountains plant based Hot Dogs and a craving for something spicy.
Thus, the Currywurst-dog, our version at least, was born.
We had just been to do our weekly food-shop… at 4.30pm… on a Friday… during lockdown v2. I realize this wasn’t entirely clever but we managed it and we got out alive! Understandably though we got home late so I needed to throw this together, and it was so simple I wanted to share it with y’all!
The inclusion of the bun means that sauce is easily mopped up, and the Moving Mountains sausages were NEXT LEVEL – highly recommend, even at the price point. Plus, I started eating it with a knife and fork (as you can see) but the sauce is so thick that actually you have no issues just picking it up and going for it. So – guten appetit!
This curried dog is just the Wurst
Don't judge me Germany, it tasted good!
For the Sauce:
- 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 60ml Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3 tbsp thick Tomato Paste
- 1-2 tbsp Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)
- 3 tbsp mild Curry Powder (I used Medium by accident and ouch)
- 1 heaped tbsp Sweet or Smoked Paprika
- 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar (you can use any kind, but Coconut is slightly healthier)
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 “glug” Vegan Worcestershire Sauce (~0.5 tsp)
- 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke
- 3/4-1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Granules
- 6 Moving Mountains Vegan Hot Dogs (you can sub in any other Vegan Sausage here but you might not get the same result)
- 6 Hot-Dog Buns
- Prepare the sausages to the packet instructions – the Moving Mountains ones take 15 minutes in hot water.
- Meanwhile – put all of the sauce ingredients in a blender / food-processor (we just use the Nutribullet) and blend until smooth, taste and add additional salt or curry powder as necessary then put sauce in a pan and heat through on a low heat for the remaining cooking time of the hot-dogs.
- If your hot dog buns aren’t, like ours, pre-cut – prep them now.
- Serve the hot dogs in the buns topped with a liberal amount of the sauce, I found about 1.5 ladles to a bun worked best (it should be nice and thick.
- Serve topped with a sprinkle of curry powder and a generous helping of German Oktoberfest and/or beer-drinking music.
The world is a pretty crazy place at the moment so hopefully this post inspires you, and we would love to hear what you’re cooking and also we’d love to see your attempts at the above dish and how you change it to be yours, so tweet us @rockinblues and @PlantBasedSQL on Twitter and let us know your snug story!