The Vegan Hot Dog Challenge

The Vegan Hot Dog Challenge Recipe

By Hot For Food

🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 15 minutes


cranberry ketchup

1 C canned cranberry sauce

1/4 C white wine vinegar

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

pinch sea salt


1 box vegan cheddar style boxed mac & cheese

jalapeño corn relish

1/2 C frozen corn, thawed and drained

1/2 C chopped pickles

1/4 C chopped red pepper

1 tbsp chopped pickled jalapeños

1 tbsp pickle juice

ground black pepper, to taste

crispy onion strings

1 large white onion

1 1/2 C unsweetened nondairy milk (almond or soy work best)

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 C all-purpose flour (can sub rice flour)

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

3 C vegetable oil, for frying


1In a small sauce pan, heat all ingredients for the cranberry ketchup together over medium heat and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

2Meanwhile, prepare boxed mac and cheese as per instructions on the package or to your liking.

3Add mac and cheese on top of hot dog and drizzle with cranberry ketchup.

4To make the jalapeño corn relish, combine all the ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5To make the crispy onion strings, thinly slice the onion. It works best to use a mandolin to get them even, but if you’re great with a knife then try it out! They should be thin enough that you can sort of see through them.

6Pour the nondairy milk into a shallow dish and whisk with apple cider vinegar. Soak the onions in this mixture for 15 minutes.

7In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour with smoked paprika, cayenne, sea salt, and ground black pepper.

8Heat your frying oil to 375°F in a heavy sauce pan. Using a pair of tongs, take a handful of onions from the liquid and coat evenly with the flour mixture, then submerge into the oil. You might need to use a fork to move them around in the oil a bit just to keep them from sticking to each other. They only take 2 minutes to fry up, then remove that batch with the tongs and lay out onto paper towel. Continue doing batches until all the onions are used up.

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