Podrão

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

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.


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

FOR THE HOT DOG

2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 medium
white onion, thinly sliced
2 medium
green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
4 clove
garlic, minced
12
all-beef, pork or turkey hot dogs sliced into thirds
2
14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
12
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 Step-By-Step

1
Warm the oil in a stock pot and add the onion, pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring until softened.
2
Add the hot dogs, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
3
Serve hot, scooping the sauce and a few hot dog segments into a bun with your choice of typical food truck toppings.