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Fourth of July Cider Braised Leeks and Apples with Cheddar Dogs


Instead of traditional hot dog, braising leeks and apples in cider adds incredibly delicious flavour to hot dog!













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium


2 tablespoons olive oil
or butter
2 ½ cups leeks
thinly sliced, white and pale green parts
1 each apples
any kind, peeled, cored and diced
½ teaspoon caraway seeds
1 pinch allspice
1 x salt
to taste
1 ¼ cups apple cider
or 1/4 cup bourbon
6 each hot dogs and hot dog buns
1 x dijon mustard
as needed
½ cup cheddar cheese
shredded, about 2 ounces


Add olive oil or butter in large skillet over medium heat.

Put leeks and apple.

Cover and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir in caraway seeds and allspice, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add cider, bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low.

Simmer, uncovered, until most of liquid is cooked away, 16 to 18 minutes.

Arrange grilled buns on plates.

Spread each with mustard as needed, then top with grilled hot dogs.

Sprinkle dogs with cheese and top with leek mixture.

Serve warm.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 72g (2.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10963% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 9% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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