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Podrão

Podrão

In Rio De Janeiro, late-night noshers crowd around vintage VW vans that are now home to food trucks known for their Podrão (pronounced po’-drone). Hot dogs simmered in a tomato sauce with onions and peppers and then piled mile-high with every imagainable topping, Brazil's classic midnight snack is junk food at its finest. For an authentic experience, pick up some of these fun paper trays


Ingredients
1
tablespoon
extra virgin olive oil
1
medium white onion, thinly sliced
1
medium green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
2
cloves
garlic, minced
6
all-beef, pork or turkey hot dogs sliced into thirds
1
14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1/4
teaspoon
dried oregano
6
hot dog buns
*
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Toppings
*
ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard
*
hard boiled quail eggs
*
canned peas and/or corn, drained and rinsed
*
grated parmesan cheese
*
French fried matchstick potatoes
Directions
Warm the oil in a stock pot and add the onion, pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring until softened.
Add the hot dogs, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
Serve hot, scooping the sauce and a few hot dog segments into a bun with your choice of typical food truck toppings.

The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
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