Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ballpark Burritos!

Ballpark Burritos
NY style and Chicago Style

I am a couponer and as a couponer I am always coming across free or almost free hot dogs. My boys love themselves a good dog! But, we get tired of the standard hot dog and bun. I came across these one day in a cookbook I have and thus a hotdog has never been the same since! 

First, you must learn how to braise a hotdog. Seriously. After having eaten them this way I may never eat them any way else again! Brings out all the delicious flavors that I never knew were in a frank.

Place the hotdogs in a skillet with 1/4 inch water and a drizzle of oil. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the water to cook off while the dogs warm through. When the water has cooked off cover the pan with a lid to reduce splatter and allow the casings to crisp for 1 minute, shaking the pan a few times. Now, they are cooked and ready to be devoured! 

Chicago Ballpark Burrito

1/4 c. mustard
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
lettuce, chopped
2 tomatoes cut into wedges
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
4 lg. tortillas
1/2 c. sweet relish
4 lg pickle spears
4 braised hot dogs

Whisk the mustard, vinegar and olive oil in a medium salad bowl. Add the lettuce, tomatoes and onions to the bowl, toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. One at a time, blister the tortillas on both sides. Build the burritos by piling some salad, topping with relish, add a pickle spear and a dog. Tuck in the sides, then wrap and roll the burrito. Repeat with remaining dogs.

N.Y. Deli Ballpark Burrito

1 can BBQ baked beans
2 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
black pepper
1/4 c. spicy mustard
1c. beer
4 lg tortillas
4 slices Swiss cheese
1 small onion, chopped
4 braised hot dogs

Heat beans in saucepan. Spice them up with the hot sauce, Worcestershire and pepper. 

Combine sauerkraut, mustard and beer in a pan. Boil and simmer for 5 min.

Blister tortilla on both sides, place Swiss cheese on tortilla and let melt for 1 min. Transfer tortilla to a plate and top with beans, sauerkraut, onion and a dog. Tuck, wrap and roll. 


1 comment:

  1. great ideas! thanks for sharing!