Chili Cheese Dogs, Onion Rings, and Broccoli Slaw with Fennel Dressing

Chili Cheese Dog, Onion Rings, Broccoli Slaw and PilsnerMondays are a good night for junk food. While this isn’t entirely junky, it’s pretty close. Delicious mounds of Daiya Cheddar on smoky beans and a veggie dog, crisp, oven-baked onion rings and broccoli slaw with hot sauce and fennel dressing, a nice, cold pilsener… while it’s definitely better than the non-veg alternative, it’s not exactly health food. Compensate by a double helping of slaw 🙂

I did this the easy way, in true lazy Monday-night cooking fashion. Purchased onion rings, slaw, and canned chili. I just heated the chili, tossed on a dog stuffed in a ciabatta bus, topped with Daiya Cheddar and broiled. The slaw dressing is a unique alternative to the sweet version, it’s reminiscent of sausages and barbecues… at least in my world.

Fennel Dressing

3 tbsp flax oil
2 tbsp lemon
1 tbsp water
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot- nice and vinegary)
1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
2 tsp dijon
1 good grind of black pepper
a pinch of sugar

Toss over your slaw. It would be great with the cabbage version, all those anise flavours melding together… delish!