Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Bacon hot dogs from 4505 Meats, is a special dog stuffed with our favorite meat treat. When you bite into these meat tubes of tubular joy they have that familiar hot dog snap. The bacon flavor is sublime but the taste lets you know you are eating something special. How can we improve on these cured swine stuffed frankfurters? How about we wrap them in some home cured bacon and make our own hot dog rolls? That will be the ticket for today’s culinary ride on our lunch time meal.

Bacon and hot dogs are usually cured. My bacon was cured with a combination of pink salt, salt and sugar. This pink salt does have nitrates and nitrites that inhibit the growth of bacteria. “4505 Meats” proudly advertises that these hot dogs are uncured. This is a little misleading because they are cured with celery juice powder. This is a natural way to deliver nitrates and nitrites. They are still cured. What about the bacon inside the hot dogs? I just had to get that off my chest. They still are mighty tasty! The hot dog rolls are our English muffin recipe that is cooked on our stove top griddle. The bacon was sliced very thin and secured to our dogs with tooth picks. A quick sear on the flat top and we were in business.

Some of our new favorite sauerkraut from ‘Farmhouse Culture’ was served with this bacon on bacon dog treat. Some habanero flavored mustard from ‘Mustard Seed Farms’ put this dish over the top. Home made rolls, cured and “uncured” meat, sauerkraut, and habanero mustard is the way we like to spice up our lunch. It was:
' Lip-smacking
'Crackerjackin' give the dog a bone good.


cookiecrumb said...

Ohjeeze, I love your hot dog buns. I should have said rolls, because somebody might think I love your buns. (Which I do, sorry, Ms. Goofy.)
I totally agree with you about the celery juice deception.

Chilebrown said...

cookiecrumb, People are so afraid of the word nitrate. They should be scared of botulism if nitrates were not around.

Greg said...

A hotdog work of art!

Chilebrown said...

Greg, Hot diggity dog nuggets for sure. Edible art, I love it!

meathenge said...

Perfection on the bacon wrap, my good man. While I dearly love the bacon, wrapping food in it tends to protect the inner foods from browning. No caramelly flavor action. A little wrap with some exposed inner food action gives love all around!
xo, Biggles

Zoomie said...

Oh, why the heck not?

Chilebrown said...

meathenge, That is why you are my guru mentor.

Zoomie, Saturday morning, we are going to try to dodge the bullets and visit your neighborhood for fresh eggs from Gardengirlfarm. We are then going to the International market for live crabs. Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zoomie said...

Sounds like a great morning to me! I need to call the Garden Girl to see if she has eggs, too. Thanks for reminding me.

Zoomie said...

Oh, and you could ask Santa for a bullet-proof vest for Christmas. ;-)

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, I was thankful for a lot on your list, but do you really have to wear a bullet proof vest. That is not really funny.