It wasn’t until Christina, Daniel and I were all sitting around the dinner table, mowing down on our chilli dogs and Daniel pontificated, ‘this is a little weird eating two foods that are usually meat, both in vegetarian format’, had it occurred to me.
My default setting has been meat free for so long, I couldn’t relate to the having that thought process whatsoever. I can’t remember the last time I had a real meat hot dog. Maybe 2000? And meat chilli- forget about it, I’m not sure I’ve ever had chilli with meat in it in my life.
On National Chilli Dog Day, Christina and I conspired to stew up a pot of vegan chilli and put Daniel on vegan hot dog grilling duty
We whipped up a chilli by combining:
- can diced tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- black beans
- chili powder
- chili pepper flakes
- peanut butter
- roasted sweet potato
Once the batch was complete, we assembled on to our veggie dogs and garnished with some vegan sriracha mayo, green onion, avocado, and cilantro