Monday, March 10, 2008

You Know You Wanna Cook This... You Really Do

Dinner challenge: Your friend calls you to have dinner at her house since both of your husbands are working late. You must find something that you can make by only using the ingredients you have on hand, it must be kid friendly, and it has to be gluten/wheat free.

Dinner Solution: Bar-b-que Weiners (or as my friend's daughter would say, Hot Dogs in Ketchup Sauce!)

So in Pioneer Woman fashion (if you haven't been reading her cooking blog I highly recommdend it) I bring you my favorite in a pinch recipe:

Bar-b-que Weiners

The cast of characters: Butter, Brown Sugar, Vinegar, Mustard, Ketchup, about 4-5 cut up hot dogs (use gluten free or turkey if desired), and rice. I tried to convince the rice to get in the picture but it wanted to be in it by itself. Whatever, I don't deal with Diva rice.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in large frying pan. I'm sure Pioneer Woman would have used twice as much butter, but whatever. Add cut up dogs. Cook a few minutes on some heat. You want more direction than that? They are hot dogs people, not lamb chops!

Add 1 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of mustard, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of vinegar, and 1/3 cup of water to the pan and you get this creamy mixture. I know what you're thinking. Water wanted to be in the first picture but vinegar said no. Those two just don't seem to get along.

Cook some rice while you were doing all that other stuff and then serve like this:

Notice no vegetables or other sides are needed. Don't even try to put some on the plate. I'm serious, the weiners will just get jealous. See that one heading to the edge of the plate? I just casually mentioned that I might heat up some rolls and that one took off. In the end I decided to let it go. That's what they say isn't it? If you love something set it free.

Bar-b-que Weiners (aka Hot Dogs in Ketchup Sauce)

(adapted from my Mom's recipe - ok, ok, I just left out the onions, it's really her recipe)

2 tbl butter

4-5 cut up hot dogs

1 cup ketchup

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup brown sugar

3 tbl white vinegar

1 tbl mustard

Cook hot dogs in butter until slightly brown. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until creamy mixture. Serve over cooked rice.

Enjoy! And please forgive me Pioneer Woman.


Missy said...

I really don't get why you like these. I hated them growing up. But to each their own.

On the road again said...

I always thought you kids loved them. I always had the ingredients on hand and it didn't take long to make them. They are better with the onions.

Micki said...

As Kylie would say,"I wub these!! The BEST dinner ever"!!!!!!

Niki said...

you are so funny!


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