This all started because of a talk with a friend about pickled bologna, which I had never heard of but was apparently well known where he comes from. How did I get to hotdogs and bahama mama's you ask? Well the bologna is supposed to be cut into 1/2" chunks and thats a LOT of bologna (no pun intended) then I noticed my local grocery had all beef hotdogs on sale and I thought about those jars of pickled sausage I like and the Bahama Mama's sold at convience stores, of course those are seldom really spicey so if I made my own... hmmm, 1+1+1+1 somehow equaled 2 and here we are !
Step 1: Simple Ingredients
Your going to need a clean wide mouth jar
1 or 2 packs of hotdogs depending on size, I used 1 1/2 packs
2 teaspoons of pickling spice (could have probably used 1)
2 teaspoons of hot pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of italian seasonings
1 teasppon of minched garlic
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 cups of vinager
1/2 cup water
fresh hot peppers
Step 2: The brine
put the vinager, water and spices in a pot and bring 2 a simmer, reduce the heat and just keep it simmering while the next step is done
Step 3: STUFF IT !
I used a fork and pierced hole up 2 side of the hotdogs, I don't know if you really need to do this but what the heck, and stood the weiners up in a wide mouth jar, in this case it took 12 hotdogs to tightly pack the jar, I then cut the tops from the red chilies and slipped them in the open spaces, the jalapenos were quarted and also used to fill some of the spaces