Do you shop at Home Depot or Costco? They have hot dogs that make my husband whine like a two year old to see if I’ll relent and go get him one.
The hot dogs are grilled with a tasty caramelized skin on the outside, and inside the meat is spicy and oh – so juicy. Then they slide them into a white bread hoagie roll so you can load them with all the fixins.
I must admit, on the rare occasion that we indulge in these hot dogs from heaven, I eat half of it before he can snatch it from my greedy little hands.
Mike’s hot dogs make him so happy, I decided to do Costco and Home Depot one better. I was going to make my husband his favorite treat, but my version would shave off a few calories and taste just as good.
I’d serve my sandwich open faced with a lower calorie turkey kielbasa, then top it with colorful peppers, sauerkraut, and just enough cheese to make him happy.
According to MyFitnessPal, Costco’s hot dogs weigh in at 570 calories and 33g of fat. My just as good version – I’m not shy about tooting my own horn - has 411 calories and 18.89g of fat.
Even better, I’ve added a few colorful and healthy veggies – now everyone in the house is happy. Can’t beat that!
- 14 ounces turkey kielbasa, one package cut into diagonal slices
- 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 large yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 large orange bell pepper , thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cups sauerkraut
- 4 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
- 8 tablespoons low fat colby cheese, shredded
- 2 large hoagie rolls
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Spread out peppers and onions and spray vegetables with cooking spray. Sprinkle lightly with salt and roast for 30 minutes. Stir and roast another 20 minutes.
- Add sliced turkey kielbasa and roast another 10 - 15 minutes until the meat is heated through.
- Split the hoagie rolls in half and then scoop some of the middle out of each bun to make a well.
- Turn the oven to broil and lightly brown rolls.
- Top each roll with one tablespoon mustard, 1/4 of the pepper, onion and turkey mixture, and 1/2 - 1 cup sauerkraut (depending on the person's taste). Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese on top and return to broiler to melt cheese.
Calories: 411 Weight Watchers PointsPlus 10 Total Fat: 18.89g Cholesterol: 72mg Sodium: 1874mg Total Carbs: 35.32g Dietary Fiber: 7.26g Sugars: 9.44g Protein: 22.06g
The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.