Friday, May 13, 2011
Hi. I got a package a few weeks ago from my friends at Udi's, with some hot dog buns and burger buns. Sweet! We ate the burger buns already, and I didn't take pictures, but here's what the hot dog buns look like, with sausages and peppers and onions and tomato sauce. Oh and provolone cheese. The burger buns were good, they held up to the big burgers I made and then devoured. The hot dog buns are good as well, although they do get a little soggy if you don't scarf down your saucy sausage immediately. No stopping to talk you guys, eat this fast. To be fair though, I did make regular sausages and peppers and onions without the tomato sauce, and the buns didn't fall apart. We don't have a grill yet, so we haven't had hot dogs, which I would imagine would be great in these buns, as long as you don't top them with chili or anything.
Even though they were a little soft in the face of saucy goodness, I'd still buy the hell out of these all summer long (as soon as I find them in the store), because it would be great to go to BBQs with these and be able to eat a hot dog like a regular person, not off a plate like a 5 year old. Disclaimer! I did get these buns for free, but I am not paid to say that I ate them and will eat them again. I just think they are delicious.
Now on to the delicious sausage mess on top!
Sausage and onions and peppers and tomato sauce
1 onion, cut in half and sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced (or sliced)
1 pepper (whatever color you like) sliced into strips
a can of whole tomatoes
a big pinch of basil and oregano
salt and pepper
4 sausages of whatever kind you like (just make sure they're gluten free)
Heat a pot with a little bit of whatever kind of oil you use over medium heat, and toss in the onion and garlic. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and smell good. Toss in the pepper and cook for a few minutes, until that starts to soften too. Then add the can of tomatoes, pouring them through your fingers so you can squeeze the whole tomatoes into squishy lumps. Add in the herbs and salt and pepper, stir, then nestle in the sausages. Cover and cook until the sausages are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve on toasted hot dog buns. For extra credit, melt a slice of provolone cheese on each bun before adding the saucy sausages. The cheese will help protect the bun from falling apart too much.