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A Brazilian hot dog loaded with toppings on a table.

Brazilian Hot Dogalso known as Cachorro Quente, is a famous street food. It consists of hot dogs in tomato sauce with a variety of condiments. It is so generously stuffed that you can barely put it in your mouth!

Close up of a Brazilian hot dog with condiments on a table.

How to Make Brazilian Hot Dogs

  • Prepare the sauce: Heat a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat and then add the oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, sauté the onion and bell pepper until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30-60 seconds. Do not brown it!
  • Add the tomato paste, marinara sauce, water, salt, pepper, and oregano. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and simmer for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat the sausage: Remove the lid, add the sausages to the tomato sauce and cook until hot, about 5-7 minutes. TIP: Make sure the sausages are covered in tomato sauce so they absorb the sauce and become firm!
A pan with sausages in tomato sauce.A pan with sausages in tomato sauce.
  • Just before serving, Let's assemble our stuffed hot dogs: Place a hot or boiling sausage in each bun; then, pour about 2 tablespoons of cooked tomato sauce over the sausage. Sprinkle some grated mozzarella cheese on top and let it melt. Then, add the toppings, corn, potato strips (potatoes with little money) and cilantro. TIP: Assemble the hot dogs just before serving, to avoid the bun becoming soggy!

NOTE: In Brazil the favorite condiments are mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise. Other suggested condiments: Steamed peas, pico de gallo (Vinaigrette), grated parmesan cheese, chopped lettuce, chopped olives, grated carrots, mashed potatoes or Brazilian potato salad (instead of potato strips), a tablespoon of Brazilian cream cheese, etc. Typical toppings vary from region to region in Brazil.

Professional Tips for Making Stuffed Hot Dogs

  • Choose a good tomato sauce!
  • Season and cook the tomato sauce well! The sausage will absorb the flavor!
  • Make a shallow cut on the sausage, from one end to the other! This will help the sausage absorb the tomato sauce faster and become pulpy.
  • Assemble the hot dogs while the sausage and sauce are still hot. But only assemble them right before serving to avoid soggy buns!
  • Customize the toppings according to your preferences.
  • If you prefer, you can make a meat sauce instead of a simple tomato sauce. To do this, brown the well-seasoned ground beef, cook it in the tomato sauce and add the sausage to heat it up.
  • Serve these Brazilian-style hot dogs with guarana soda or caipirinha. It's a complete meal!
Brazilian hot dog placed on a table with ingredients around. Brazilian hot dog placed on a table with other ingredients around.

Frequent questions

What are Brazilian hot dogs made of?

Brazilian hot dogs (known in Brazil as 'hot dog') are a popular street food! They are hot dogs simmered in a tasty tomato sauce and covered with a variety of toppings (e.g. cheese, condiments, corn, french fries, etc.). It is a stuffed hot dog that can barely fit in your mouth!

How to store

  • FRIDGE: Store hot dogs with tomato sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2-3 days.
  • FREEZER: After completely cooling, you can freeze the sausage in tomato sauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 1-2 months.
  • DEFROSTING: Defrost in the refrigerator before reheating!
  • REHEAT: Before serving, reheat in a saucepan over medium-low heat until very hot.

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A Brazilian hot dog stuffed with condiments on a table.A Brazilian hot dog stuffed with condiments on a table.

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Brazilian Hot Dogs

Brazilian Hot DogsAlso known as Hot dogare a popular street food. This recipe features hot dogs in tomato sauce with a variety of toppings. It is so generously stuffed that you can barely fit it in your mouth!

Course:Main course

Kitchen:Brazilian

Preparation time 10 minutes

Time to cook 20 minutes

Total time 30 minutes

Portions 8 hot dog

Calories298.9 kilocalorie

Cost $0.75 per person

Equipment

  • 1 medium saucepan

  • 1 cutting board

  • 1 chef's knife

  • 1 wooden spoon

ingredients

For Brazilian hot dogs

  • 2 spoons vegetable oil
  • 1 table spoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion small diced onion (or white)
  • 1 green pepper small cubed
  • 3 Cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 table spoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce I used a slightly full-bodied marinara
  • 1 cup waterfall
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste If you are a lover of spicy food, you can add a pinch of chili flakes, although the authentic Brazilian hot dog is not spicy
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 hot dog link on each sausage, make a lengthwise cut from one end to the other. The cut should be shallow, that is, less than half the thickness of the sausage. NOTE: if you prefer, you can cut the sausage into rounds to reheat in the sauce!
  • 8 Hot dog buns

Gaskets

  • Grated mozzarella optional
  • Condiments ketchup, yellow mustard and mayonnaise
  • Cooked yellow corn kernels
  • String potatoes
  • Chopped coriander or parsley

Instructions

  • Make the sauce: Heat a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat; then add the oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, sauté the onion and bell pepper until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30-60 seconds. Do not let it brown!

  • Add the tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper, and oregano. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and simmer for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Heat the sausage: Remove the lid, add the sausages to the tomato sauce and cook until hot, about 5-7 minutes. TIP: Make sure the sausage is covered in tomato sauce so it soaks up the sauce and becomes meaty!

  • Just before serving, assemble our stuffed hot dogs: Place a hot or piping hot sausage in each bun, then pour about 2 tablespoons of cooked tomato sauce over the sausage. Sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese on top and let it melt. Then, add the condiments, corn, potato strips, and cilantro. TIP: Assemble the hot dogs just before serving, to avoid soggy buns!

Notes on the recipe

Mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise are the preferred choices for condiments in Brazil. Other suggested condiments: steamed peas, pico de gallo, grated parmesan cheese, chopped lettuce, chopped olives, grated carrots, mashed potatoes or Brazilian potato salad (instead of string potatoes), a spoonful of requeijão cheese, etc. Typical condiments vary from region to region in Brazil.


How to store

  • FRIDGE: Store hot dogs with tomato sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2-3 days.
  • FREEZER: After completely cooling, you can freeze the sausage in tomato sauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 1-2 months.
  • DEFROSTING: Defrost in the refrigerator before reheating!
  • REHEAT: Before serving, reheat in a saucepan over medium-low heat until very hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 298.9kilocalorie | Carbohydrates: 35.6G | Protein: 10.1G | Fat: 13.4G | Saturated fats: 4.2G | Polyunsaturated fats: 3.6G | Monounsaturated fat: 4.6G | Trans Fats: 0.1G | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 836.3mg | Potassium: 371.2mg | Fiber: 2.3G | Sugar: 6.5G | Vitamin A: 395.8IU | C vitamin: 18.7mg | Soccer: 88.9mg | Iron: 3.3mg

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This post was first published on June 25, 2013.

Image of a popular Brazilian street food, featuring a sausage sandwich covered in gravy, melted cheese, French fries and other condiments, all accompanied by a can of guarana soda.Image of a popular Brazilian street food, featuring a sausage sandwich covered in gravy, melted cheese, French fries and other condiments, all accompanied by a can of guarana soda.

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