Cachorro Quente Brasileiro/ How to Cook Brazilian Hot Dog

Cachorro Quente Brasileiro/ How to Cook Brazilian Hot Dog


Cachorro Quente Brasileiro/Brazilian Hot Dog

This is probably one of the most common street foods to be found in Brazil. Here it is - the Brazilian Hot Dog. The big dif erence between a Brazilian hot dog sausage and the classic American version is that the sausage is cooked in a tomato sauce, instead of being grilled.

Makes 12 Hot dogs


12 large hot dog sausages

12 hot dog bread buns

200g of tomato sauce

1 can of sweetcorn

1 onion chopped

2 tomatoes chopped

1 green bell pepper chopped

1 garlic clove chopped

2 tablespoons of parsley

3 spring onions chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

The main difference between a Brazilian and an American style hot dog is – everything! First you need to cook your sausages. Heat a pan over a medium heat and add olive oil. Start frying the chopped onions, diced green pepper, and garlic. After 2 minutes add the chopped tomatoes, salt, black pepper and green herbs and mix well, and cook for a further 2 minutes. Now add the tomato sauce, sweetcorn and the sausages and cook for no more than 10 minutes over a low heat. The sauce needs to be thick so as to cover the sausage and not drip too much

Brazilians grill their hot dog buns, however this is optional. With the bun open, spread on some mayonnaise (also optional), then add a sausage. Now pour over some of the sauce and add your toppings. There you have a simple and delicious hot dog. The best snack at a footie match. Enough said. Mmmmm…. 3 Hail Marys!

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