Polynesian Hot Dogs

10 June 2013

Polynesian Hot Dogs
Polynesian Hot Dogs

Cheap, cheerful and goes together in no time.  Healthy it ain't, but tasty it is and ready in under 30 minutes.

This was one of the month's projects for All Recipes.

All Recipes used to feature recipes from a well-known cooking magazine.  Since they were bought out recently by a major magazine syndicate, all the material had to be removed as the agreement terminated apparently with the buy-out.

Anyway, many recipes were popular so they asked we AllStars to develop some new ones using the same key ingredients as the original recipes.

I happened to have all the ingredients for this one.  Have to be honest--the big package of hot dogs I originally bought for my dogs as treats!  I don't generally like hot dogs for a dinner, but I have to say, the main ingredients in the list intrigued me.

The results were surprisingly delicious!  Hot dogs really sing in this sweet and sour Polynesian sauce I developed.  It's cheap and cheerful and good enough to serve company.  In fact, this would make a PERFECT buffet dish, and it's as easy as 1-2-3.

Perfect pan for this:

Polynesian Hot Dogs

  • 1 lb any variety hot dogs
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks (drained, reserve juice)
  • 1 tbs oil
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (reserved from can)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbs cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • Thickener:
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Slice hot dogs in 2-inch pieces.  Drain pineapple and reserve juice.

Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.  Mix the thickener ingredients in a small cup.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add hot dogs and brown, stirring the hot dogs around so they brown but do NOT burn.  Remove hot dogs from pan when browned.

Add the sauce ingredients, drained pineapple and green pepper to the hot skillet.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to medium.  Cook and reduce for about 5 minutes.

Add the thickening mixture, stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil.  Add hot dogs back to pan and cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve over rice.

Makes 4 servings.

Polynesian Hot Dogs
Polynesian Hot Dogs

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