Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
I "invented" this one just today (2-18-10) when I got really hungry for something that would be both hearty and easy to prepare. It sort of looks like the devil in the skillet but the eye appeal is much better on the bun and it tastes great. Use a decent brand of weiners for this -- I use Oscar Meyer bun-length weiners which I buy only when they are on sale at two dollars a package (of eight weiners) instead of the normal price of four -- they freeze pretty good. These dogs are mildly spicy and sweet. Serve this dish either for lunch or for a quick informal supper since the meat, the vegetables, and the bread are all included in this entree.
- 4 hot dogs (weiners cut into one-inch lengths)
- 1⁄2 head cabbage, roughly chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 ounces tomato sauce
- 4 ounces salsa, chunky
- 1 tablespoon sugar, granular
- 1⁄4 cup hot pepper, sliced (mild banana peppers from a jar)
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (I use Frank's)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or vegetable oil)
- 5 hot dog buns
- 1⁄4 cup tap water
- In a large no-stick skillet, over medium heat, pour in the olive oil and after it begins to shimmer (about 2 minutes), add all other ingredients except for the water. Carefully blend the ingredients with a large spoon.
- Saute for five minutes uncopvered. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and allow the blend to continue cooking until the cabbage and onions are tender. Stir occassionally. (Five minutes after the skillet is first covered, add the water and continue cooking until the vegetables tenderize and until most of the water evaporates -- you can crack the lid just a bit to make this happen faster.)
- The total cooking time covered is about 10-15 minutes.
- Place weiner pieces on a bun and top with the cooked cabbage and onions. Add a little mustard to the hot dog if you wish, and serve.
- NOTE: You can actually double or triple the number of hot dog pieces in this mix if you're feeding a crowd. There will be plenty of cabbage for the toppings. Also adjust the hot pepper sauce, adding more or less, to meet your family's personal tastes. Using Tabasco instead of Frank's brand pepper sauce will make it twice as hot.
Did a full cabbage and 12 hot dogs but required about a tablespoon of salt and 2 teaspoon of black pepper. My whole family loved this dish.