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Dumbo Ear Lettuce Cup Hot Dogs

Thanks to Disney Magic of Healthy Living for sponsoring this post. Watch their fun-for-the-whole-family new video series Dishes Inspired by Disney and click here to get more healthy, magical recipes inspired by your favorite Disney movies. 

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Every Friday we have a family movie night and since my kids are on a Dumbo kick, we will be showing a screening as well as cooking up some fun and healthy circus themed recipes to go along. One food my kids are crazy for is hot dogs, but even the healthiest of dogs are still made with unmentionables and the veggie options have a list a mile long of ingredients. Every once in a while I give in and let the kids get their dog on, however for those weekly requests I had to come up with a healthy alternative that still gets the kids excited.

After much experimenting and an accidental overnight marinate, I found it! The most satisfying alternative to a hot dog and it’s so crazy healthy you will never believe it. To top it all off this recipe is easy too, now you can make the kids hot dogs whenever they request them. You can even make a large batch and freeze them for a quick weeknight meal.

What you need to make Dumbo Ear Lettuce Cup Hot Dogs:

1 lb ground turkey breast (make sure to use ground Breast)
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon parprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons agave
1 egg white
olive oil
Butter lettuce
Diced tomato
mustard and ketchup

Mix all the ingredients, cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Remove from fridge 20 minutes before cooking. Form into hot dog shape about 3 to 4 inches long and an inch or two wide. They won’t shrink much because there is very little fat in ground breast. Preheat pan or griddle to medium with a teaspoon of olive oil. Place dogs onto griddle and cook, turning every few minutes until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

Remove and let cool for a minute or two, then wrap in a lettuce leaf and serve with diced tomatoes, ketchup, and mustard or your favorite hot dog topping.

This recipe was inspired by the video for Dumbo’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below:

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For the full recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls, visit Spoonful!

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