Monday, May 31, 2010

Hot Dog Shells

I just couldn't let the Memorial Day weekend end without SOME kind of cook out; and while this one may not even qualify for firing up the BGE to boil the water for the Macaroni you won’t regret the flavor you get from simmering the final product with the lump for sure.

4 – All Beef Hot Dogs (sliced ¼” pieces)
1- 14 0z. Can, Diced Tomatoes
1 - 14 Oz. Can, Tomato Sauce
8-12 Oz. Macaroni Shells
Paul Prudhomme’s Vegetable Magic Seasoning (1-2 Tsp. to taste)
Basil (as a garnish)

Boil water with a pinch of salt, add shells and cook until tender. Drain off water but do not rinse, return to pan and add tomato sauce, hot dogs and diced tomatoes. Lower heat and add Prudhomme’s Vegetable Magic, stir and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remove and serve in bowls with basil garnish.