Primal/Paleo Recipes: Grass Fed Hot Dogs w/ Veggies & Banana Avocado Green Smoothie

I LOVE hot dogs. The problem with conventional hot dogs is the meat is very poor quality and it has a lot of other junk in it. I pass on the conventional hot dogs and instead go for the 100% grass fed ones from Applegate Farms. I STRONGLY recommend you check them out if you want to enjoy hot dogs. The ingredients are very impressive – all beef plus some natural spices. Nothing else! I made a small primal/paleo dinner last night with these very hot dogs. Do you want the recipe?

Grass Fed Hot Dogs w/ Veggies

  • 2 100% Grass Fed Hot Dogs (Applegate Farms)
  • 1/4 Small White Onion
  • 1/2 Green Pepper
  • 5 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Sprinkle Parsley Flakes
  • Drizzle Basic Vinaigrette Dressing (Recipe from The Primal Blueprint Cookbook)

I broiled the hot dogs on low for 5-10 minutes. Just enough time to chop up the veggies. When the hot dogs are done and the veggies are chopped up, then drizzle on the dressing and parsley flakes! For some extra flavor, fry everything in coconut oil, ghee, butter or lard with garlic if you desire.

Banana Avocado Green Smoothie

  • 1/2 C Water
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1/2 Hass Avocado (black skin, from Cali)
  • 1 C Spinach
  • Ice

Add water first. Then add sliced banana, avocado, spinach and top with as much ice as you desire. I made this exact recipe yesterday for the first time and loved it.

Do you still eat hot dogs? What brand? Are they grass-fed?

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    • says

      It was awesome! A little more carbs then what a lot of people like, but it still is not that bad compared to your traditional smoothie. I will have many more recipes to come soon!

  1. says

    Did you cook up the hot dogs and veggies….I wonder if almost the same recipe would be good tossed around in a pan for a bit…hrmmm.

    I have that odd day when I really want a hot dog too. There are quite a few decent ones out there now. Applegate is the most common I find, when I am at another store the most natural ones they have are the Coleman Naturals which I think are decent.

    I made this recipe with hotdogs the other day for a bit of a comfort food splurge. It was a nice treat, but I couldn’t make it often…. http://boundtoearth.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/comfort-food-i-cant-believe-its-not-mac-n-cheese/

    • says

      I broiled the hot dogs (I will have to add that in there) but ate the veggies raw. I do agree, it would be nice sautéed in some coconut oil, ghee, or lard!!

      Thanks for that recipe! I will have to try it soon. :)

  2. says

    Those look good! I wonder if we have something like those hot dogs here in Montreal? I’m going to have to check it out!

    • says

      I did cook the dogs… I will be adding that in right now. Thanks for the heads up! I just broiled them on low for a bit. The veggies are raw, but this would all be good fried in some coconut oil, ghee, butter, lard, etc. with some garlic, etc.

  3. says

    Wow. I’ve never seen hot dogs look so appetizing. Unless it was the not-quite-mac-n-cheese (using cauliflower) w/ hot dogs. I will definitely check out that brand. Thanks!

  4. Sandra says

    Hmm.. I’m not sure about the hotdogs but the rest of it looks so fresh and delicious. I think I would probably throw some grilled chicken in instead.

    I’ve seen a lot of recipes that call for avacado in smoothies. What does it add to the smoothie? I’m not a huge avacado fan so I wouldn’t really want the taste.

    • says

      Avocado in smoothies adds a rich creaminess. It takes on the flavor pretty much of most other items in the smoothie. If you are trying to increase calories or fat intake it is a great addition.

    • says

      Not a hot dog fan? It really is an amazing hot dog – pure 100% grass fed beef with some spices. The price at my supermarket is $5.99 lb. sometimes on sale for $4.99 lb. which is not bad at all. Just think about the convenience of them!!

      Avocados add smoothness and LOTS of nutrition and FLAVOR with 0 GRAMS OF SUGAR!!

      I will be doing a post on just avocados soon as it is one of a few PERFECT foods. It goes great with anything and is very nutritious with a low omega 6 content and no sugar!

  5. says

    Wow grass-fed hot dogs? Sounds so fancy! I’m lucky I can get grass fed pork chorizio from my work..which is really good..so I reckon those will bee great in this recipe.

    I love green smoothies.It’s funny when I have them, for me they must either be really green or the colour of the fruit (like dark pink/purple for raspberries or blueberries) but if they’re brown..I really can’t drink them that way. I feel guilty if I waste it..but guess I can get be put a bit off if they are brown, you know? But yay for GREEN smoothies! I love Avos! Looking forward to your Avo post.

    • says

      Haha, it ain’t that fancy ;)

      Yea, when they turn out brown they do look quite odd. They actually tend to taste better when they are green! Avocados help with this :)

  6. Joy says

    WOW Thanks for the tip on Applegate, I work for a Supermarket and we carry some product.
    Your dishes look Great :)) I will deff make that smoothie..

  7. says

    I ADORE those hot dogs! I have always loved hot dogs… but when I stopped eating corn-fed beef and pork, I stopped eating hot dogs! When I found these bad boys, oh boy did I go nuts! Ha Ha! I still get excited. The only problem… I will eat the entire 8 hot dog package in one meal without a blink! LOL. Yep, they’re that good!

    Oh and I know it’s not primal… BUT… I LOVE these hot dogs with sugar-free heinz ketchup & dijon mustard!

    • says

      Haha… I have never downed an entire package in one sitting but I often have 4 at one time. How is dijon mustard NOT primal? And, I will be making homemade ketchup soon which is definitely primal :)

        • says

          Fair enough… the 3rd ingredient is high fructose corn syrup if I remember correctly…

          My parents are throwing a party for our neighborhood tonight. She bought some frozen lemonade and the first ingredient is high fructose corn syrup. I almost want to toss it…

  8. TrailGrrl says

    Not sure if you hot dog lovers like brats or not, but the Nieman Ranch ones are really good, and taste similar to the ones you are used to having at summer festivals, Oktoberfest, etc. And they are fully cooked so you just toss them on the grill to heat up and give some flavor.

    Trader Joes all beef hotdogs are pretty good… I’m not sure if they are grassfed beef or not. I will have to read up. I will try the Applegate Farm, though. Sometimes Whole Foods runs a sale on that type of thing, and it depends as to which brand is discounted.

    TrailGrrl

    • says

      I do like brats. I found the website of the Nieman Ranch farm brand and they say nothing about grass fed so I will pass for now… Do try the Applegatefarms – I don’t see how anyone can’t like them!

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