Cachorro Quente - Brazilian Hot Dogs
These Brazilian Hot Dogs are a classic Brazilian childhood favorite! They're a special treat that's easy to make and tastes oh-so-special. They're cooked in a tomato sauce with veggies to elevate their flavors and can be topped with a ton of fun stuff, from the sauce they're cooked in to Parmesan cheese, some Batata Palha potato sticks, or anything you like!
Servings: 10 Servings
For the Brazilian Hot Dog Sauce:
- 10 hot dogs
- 10 hot dog buns
- 1 small onion, sliced or 1/2 of a large one
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 teaspoon Brazilian sofrito or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1.5 cups marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- Batata palha potato sticks, to taste or crumbled (cracked?) potato chips
- Parmesan cheese, to taste
- Ketchup, to taste
- Mustard, to taste
- Mayonnaise, to taste
Using a paring knife, make a slit down the middle of each of the hot dogs and set aside.
In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
When the butter is melted, add the chopped onions and the bell peppers. Sautee until the onions are transparent, about 2 minutes.
Next, add in the garlic, and sautee until it's fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Pour in the marinara sauce and the water, and stir to combine, then submerge the hot dogs in the sauce. Bring to a simmer.
Simmer the hot dogs for 5-10 minutes.
Place the cooked hot dogs in the buns, and top with the sauce, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and potato sticks to taste. Dress with mayo, ketchup and mustard, if desired!
Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg