Hot Dog Stroganoff

Hot Dog Stroganoff! A family favorite, hot dog slices sautéed with onions in a sour cream sauce, served with noodles. Easy to make, easy on the budget, and kids love it! Takes only 20 minutes, start to finish.

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I had to laugh when I first heard about this recipe from my friend Heidi H.

In fact, at first blush the thought of it was not particularly appetizing. You take slices of hot dogs, sauté them in butter with onions, and add sour cream.

That's it. Serve it with pasta. But then I recognized the brilliance. This is just a stroganoff, made with hot dogs, or sausages, instead of strips of beef.

Heidi's mom Jill used to make these so-called "fancy hot dogs" for her kids and now Heidi makes it for her family. Her kids love it!

If you want to make a more grown-up version, use a fine German bockwurst instead of hot dogs. Heidi thinks her mom made it because it's so easy on the budget. Which it is, but it also tastes great and cooks up quickly. Perfect for a mid-week, get-it-on-the-table, family meal.

Hot Dog Stroganoff

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings

You can use any kind of hot dog. Kosher hot dogs are good. If you want to take the recipe up a notch, try it with a mild bockwurst sausage.

If you are serving this dish to young children, cut the hot dogs into smaller, bite-sized pieces, as hot dog rounds can be a choking hazard for young children.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter (more if needed)
  • 6 standard sized hot dogs (plan 1-2 per person, or fewer if you are serving kids), sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Method

  1. Sauté onions and sliced hot dogs in butter:

    Melt butter in a large skillet (cast iron works well for this purpose) on medium high heat. Add the chopped onions and sliced hot dogs.

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    Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and the hot dogs are nicely browned, 5-10 minutes.

  2. Add the sour cream and water, stir until creamy:

    Heat until steamy.

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  3. Serve:

    Serve with cooked egg noodles, elbow macaroni, or favorite pasta. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.

Fancy Hot Dogs
Elise Bauer