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Vegan 'hot dogs' recipe

Vegan 'hot dogs' recipe

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Started in 1810 in Munich, Germany, now people from all over the world enjoy the famous beer and sausage festival of Oktoberfest. Join in the fun with Derek’s fantastic plant-based hot dog recipe. 'The bangers, pickled cabbage and beer-braised onions are a wicked combination,’ says Derek. ‘The flavours work so well you’ll want to dive in for another winning round.’ See method

  • Makes 6
  • 20 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 466 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • 150g red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp caraway seeds, toasted (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil​
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 250ml German beer (or other vegan beer)
  • 350g pack Wicked Kitchen 6 chorizo-style bangers
  • 6-pack soft white hot dog rolls
  • 6 slices of free-from coconut oil alternative to jalapeño & chilli cheese slices (from 180g pack)
  • 4 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 5g fresh chives, snipped, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    19g 28%
  • Saturates

    6g 31%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    2.1g 35%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.6g Protein 14g Fibre 8g


Derek Sarno

  1. Toss together the cabbage, vinegar, caraway seeds and ¼ tsp salt in a bowl; set aside in the fridge for at least 20 mins.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large, heavy frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the sliced onions for 10 mins, stirring every few mins until softened and well browned. Stir in the beer, reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid is absorbed and the onions are very tender. Season with pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a separate frying pan over a medium heat and fry the bangers to pack instructions. Preheat the grill to medium.
  4. Split the hot dog buns in half and transfer to a baking tray. Divide the cheese-alternative between the buns, then grill for 4 mins until melted.
  5. Put the bangers in the buns and dollop over the mustard, beer-braised onions and pickled cabbage. Scatter with chives to serve, if you like.
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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Freeze beer-braised onions only. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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