Vegan Pigs in a Blanket w/ Homemade Mini Dogs + Dijon Mustard Aioli
Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 16-20 dogs
The Challenge: Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are not vegan. I know.
These are. Hell yes! That's right folks we are making pigs in a blanket VEGAN STYLE. How the heck? Well, we are going to start with vegans dogs with a wheat gluten base as well as a vegan crescent dough. We wrap them in that dough, bake and then make it a bit more gourmet with dijon mustard aioli. For 1/2 the recipe, I layered some pepperjack cheese from Field Roast called Chao. A really delicious product (hey Field Roast want to pay me some $$).
The key to making great vegan dogs is steaming them. Baking wheat gluten make its too crispy and dries it out, so the key here is to steam the dish for part of it before baking. Casing the vegan dogs is super easy as well - aluminum foil. All you have to do is make the gluten base, roll it into mini dogs, tighten the ends to create a casing, and then steam!
I got a pre-made crescent dough from Whole Foods that was really tasty. I cut the crescent roll in 1/2 for a smaller crescent dog pigs in a blanket. Finally, we whip up a quick dijon mustard aioli for an absolutely delicious dip.
Let's get into it!
Vegan Mini Dogs
- 1 tbl of olive oil
- large shallot, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup canned pinto beans, drained + rinsed
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 + 3/4 tbl liquid aminos
- 1 tbl tomato paste
- Spices: 3/4 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp ground mustard, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp celery seed, 1/4 tsp smoked sea salt (optional), 2 tbl nutritional yeast
- 1 cup vital wheat gluten
- 1/3 cup dry rolled oats
- 1 tbl flaxmeal
- 2 tbl of water
Dijon Mustard Aioli
- 1/3 cup vegan mayo
- 2 tbl dijon mustard
- squeeze of lemon
- pinch of pepper
- 1 canister of crescent roll dough (that produces 8 rolls)
- vegan pepperjack cheese
Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board . Sharp Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Steamer Pot . Aluminum Foil . Oven Pan . Silpat or Parchment Paper . Whisk . Medium Frying Pan . Food Processor or Blender
Before You Cook:
- Bring steamer pot of water to boil
- Wash + chop fresh ingredients
- Preheat oven to 400F