For the past few years, our friend Turnip Vegan has been inspiring us with his passion for creating exciting, healthy, and beautifully crafted vegan food. For our most recent collaboration, he made this Chipotle Lion's Mane Hot Dog from scratch with lion's mane mushrooms that he grew in his own BoomRoom. Check out the full recipe below:
Hot Dog Ingredients
- 2 cups of chopped lion's mane mushroom (about 6-7 oz)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp vital wheat gluten
- 3 tsp of onion powder
- 3 tsp of granulated garlic
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp ground mustard
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup blended chipotle with adobo sauce
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/4 cup liquid amino
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Hot dog buns
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1/4 white onion, sliced
- sauce of choice
- vegan feta
- pickles, sliced
Harvest lion's mane. Use a brush to remove any substrate or dirt.
Chop lion's mane into tiny pieces and place to the side.
Mix nutritional yeast, vital wheat gluten, onion, garlic, rosemary, oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ground mustard, red pepper flakes, thyme, and salt in a bowl.
In a blender, combine chipotle peppers in adobo, water, liquid amino, and melted coconut oil. Blend until smooth.
Add the chipotle liquid to the dry mixture. Mix and knead the dough together until it starts to toughen up. If the dough is too liquidy, add a bit of vital wheat gluten until the dough is well combined. You want the liquid to be absorbed and all of the powder to appear moist. The dough should no longer be sticky.
Preheat the steamer pan.
Split into 6 to 7 pieces and roll tightly into parchment paper. Create a hot link or sausage shape.
Steam hot dogs in the steamer pan for 20-25 minutes on medium heat. Flip halfway through. If you are not serving immediately, store hot dogs in the refrigerator, wrapped in parchment paper, and in a sealed container to prevent drying. Sear in avocado oil before serving.
Unwrap hot dogs and brush with avocado oil. In a pan, gently sear the sausages for 30 seconds to 1 minute on all sides.
Build and dress your hot dog to your liking. Mustard BBQ sauce goes great with this!