There’s no need to miss out on summer favorites, like July 4th hot dogs. I know you’re probably thinking, but hot dogs are highly processed and far from Paleo. I thought that too, until recently… Luckily there are some great companies out there, like Teton Waters Ranch and Applegate, who have made it their mission to enable us to indulge in festive foods without any guilt.
If you read your labels, you’ll no doubt find a similar product at your local grocery store and then all it takes is a little stove top heat and you’ll be in business. But since that’s far too plain for a Paleo Pact recipe, let’s get creative:
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 pack grass-fed sausages
5 button mushrooms, sliced
10 baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
Oregano spice, for seasoning
In a medium sauté pan, heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat.
Place the sausages in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, turning midway.
In another sauté pan, melt the other teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the tomatoes and onion and cook until soft.
Remove the sausages, plate them and slice them long ways down the middle.
Open them up and place two spinach leaves and two to three slices of mushroom inside each sausage.
Scoop the tomato onion relish from the pan and fill the sausages.
Sprinkle with oregano and serve while hot.
These gourmet hot dogs are great paired with other Paleo takes on American favorites, like:
- Yam Fries and Spicy Aioli
- Paleo Citrus Summer Slaw
- Cave Food Kitchen’s Zucchini Chips
- Paleo Spirit’s Roasted Beets with Blood Oranges
- Everyday Paleo’s No Potato Salad
Happy Independence Day to you, and to America!