Your inner 7 year old thinks the title is funny. In context, I was ravenously hungry at the tail end of a busy day. My glucose deprived brain misfired and arrived at 1) the juvenile recipe title and 2) the formulation, thus prescribing the fusion of clearly disparate ingredients. Well, nobody stopped me. Not surprised. I was wielding a knife (and a fistful of franks.)
5 oz (dry) Bean thread noodles
Prepare noodles as per package directions, set aside
Mix in a coffee mug:
2T olive oil
2 t chili 3000 powder (Penzey’s)
1 t Ruth Ann’s seasoning (Penzey’s)
3 cloves garlic, smashed
Add mixture to a pan and heat over medium flame for 2 minutes.
12 Oz Zucchini, diced
4 hot dogs, sliced
½ C onion, diced
Fry over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
Serve over noodles.
No crystal ball needed to see where this meal was headed. The curious combination of ingredients wove an unsophisticated tapestry that, when viewed in good light, radiated “wiener.” Translation- the chili tasted like spicy hot dog. Perhaps a more prescient cuisinier would have identified zucchini and bean thread noodles as blander than Bob Dole. The meal clearly would have been more fulfilling had there been more going on in the flavor department. You’ll like this dish IF you are, in fact, able to channel that inner 7-year old. The ITP was kind in their assessment-“It tastes like hot dogs. It is not my favorite. What’s for dessert?” Probably still thinking pie…