8 carrots, peeled and trimmed to hot dog bun length
8 hot dog buns
1 cup soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
2 tablespoons steak sauce or vegan Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons ketchup or tomato paste
2 cups water
In a medium saucepan, whisk together liquid ingredients.
Add peeled carrots and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a medium simmer and cook carrots until barely fork-tender, 8-10 minutes depending on thickness.
Remove from the heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the cooking liquid and serve with desired toppings.