Ballpark Hot Dogs (Vegan) Recipe - (2024)


Submitted by Serah B.

"Easy, inexpensive kid-friendly recipe for vegan dogs from "Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food." I use these with Vegan Dad's corndog recipe:"


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8 hot dogs




  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 12 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 14 cup onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 34 cup and 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 34 cup soy flour
  • 14 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 12 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 12 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 14 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander



  • Process soy sauce, oil, ketchup, garlic, onion, and brown sugar in blender until smooth. Slowly pour in water and blend until combined.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Add soy sauce mixture to the gluten mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined and a soft wet dough forms.
  • Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into 6-inch log.
  • Wrap each log tightly in aluminum foil (they will burst out while cooking if not wrapped tightly enough). Twist ends of foil to seal.
  • Steam for 30 minutes.
  • Unroll and enjoy!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Thanks for recipe - I'm just wondering if you have any ideas for how to create less waste (ie. the foil wrappings) when making these? The reason for making them at home is because the ones in the stores are always wrapped in plastic. Alternatively, how does the foil do during the process? Is it possible to reuse it? Thanks!



  1. These are great! I've made them before although a little different on some of the ingredients. Definitely get the texture right and perfect for corn dogs!!! I've had to steam mine a little bit longer though to firm them up properly.


  2. Turned out pretty durn good on the very first try! I can always tweak the spicing a little - maybe try making it more of a Hot-Link or something. Certainly took care of that hot-dog craving and then some.

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    Paul C.

  3. the technique works, the spice balance works, but there's nowhere near enough salt so they are offensive to my palate. I'm going to add a teaspoon or two of salt and boil them in really salty stock and more fat then report back.might help. I'm going to redo these and adjust until they are tasty.

  4. I carefully followed recipe but these taste like vital wheat gluten. Need more spice?

    Sharon S.

  5. Great way to get a hot dog fix! I smiled the whole time I was making these. It was fun recipe to make. The dough smelled like hot dogs, so that was encouraging. The dough was really sticky. I used some flour on my hands to roll them. I only made six and think they would have been better smaller to get the eight that the recipe said it would yield. I'm not a huge fan of cumin, so I cut that in half and added a little dry mustard. I think next time I might add a bit more ketchup. They were really good served on a bun with some kraut, just what I was craving. The texture might take some getting used to, but they were fine with the kraut. I'm not sure how I well I'll like them plain. They looked great, much better than I expected. Thanks for posting this fun recipe!

    Lucky in Bayview



  1. I steamed in my Instant Pot for 45 minutes. That might have been a bit of overkill, but I've had Seitan not fully cooked/steamed in the past. I was looking to avoid any evidence of that slightly gluey texture!

    Paul C.


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How to make hot dogs at home taste like ballpark? ›

  1. Chop the onions and soak in water for about 15 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Split the buns lengthwise and spread butter inside.
  3. Place a hot dog in each bun. Place in toaster and cook for 6 minutes on Pastry mode.
  4. Once out of the toaster, top with onions, ketchup, and mustard.

What makes a hot dog vegan? ›

A vegetarian hot dog is a hot dog produced completely from non-meat products. Unlike traditional home-made meat sausages, the casing is not made of intestine, but of cellulose or other plant-based ingredients. The filling is usually based on some sort of soy protein, wheat gluten, or pea protein.

Are vegan hot dogs processed? ›

Like meat-based sausages, vegetarian and vegan sausages are heavily processed—and not especially healthy.

Why do hot dogs taste better at the ballpark? ›

The sounds of the crowd, the smell of ballpark food, and the overall experience contribute to a sense of enjoyment and nostalgia. This positive environment can enhance the perceived taste of a hot dog.

How to make vegan hot dogs taste better? ›

Vinegar: I prefer rice vinegar because I think it helps bring out the marinade's hot dog flavor. But apple cider vinegar and white vinegar are both excellent options. Maple syrup: Date paste, date syrup, or preferred sweetener. Liquid smoke: I love the smoky flavor of using liquid smoke.

What food is surprisingly vegan? ›

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What tastes like meat but is vegan? ›

Mushrooms are delicious, nutritious, versatile, and pretty meaty too. King oyster mushrooms, in particular, have a soft, meaty texture, and they're rich in fiber and protein, as well as vitamins and minerals. Portabella, lion's mane, and chicken of the woods are a few more examples of meaty mushrooms.

Is there a plant-based hot dog? ›

Oscar Mayer's vegan franks are produced in partnership with NotCo, which uses an AI program (that's for some reason named Giuseppe) to analyze molecular structures of items like milk and chicken and create plant-based dupes like Not Milk, Not Chicken, and Not Burger.

How long to boil vegan hot dogs? ›

Place the veggie hotdogs in the pan and cook for 5–7 minutes, turning regularly. Boiling — Bring a pot of water to boil, add the hotdogs, and remove from heat. Leave the hotdogs in hot water for about 3 minutes, until the hotdogs are heated through.

What is in Ikea vegan hot dogs? ›

Veggie hot dog ingredients include kale, lentils, quinoa, onions and wheat protein. There is no point in creating a more sustainable option for our customers if it isn't tasty. With the new veggie hot dog, we can inspire and enable customers to choose a plant-based, more sustainable option at an affordable price.

How healthy are vegan hot dogs? ›

The short answer is yes. Despite the wide range of vegan hot dog options with the nutritional range to match, plant-based hot dogs are not as detrimental to human health as their animal-based counterparts. The reason simply comes down to the fact that they are made out of plants.

How long do vegan hot dogs last? ›

Once cooked, vegan hot dogs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Make sure they are in a sealed container to maintain freshness.

What are the ingredients in ballpark hot dogs? ›

Beef, Water, Corn Syrup, Contains 2% Or Less: Salt, Potassium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Beef Stock, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Extractives of Paprika.

How to make perfect hot dogs at home? ›

Fill a large saucepan with enough water to cover hot dogs (about 1 cup per hot dog). Bring water to a boil. Add the hot dogs one at a time using tongs. Reduce the heat to the low setting and allow the hot dogs to simmer for anywhere from 3 to 6 minutes (the longer they simmer, the crispier they'll be).


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