⁉️ Guilty Pleasure – Hot Dog Wiener Soup

⁉️ Guilty Pleasure – Hot Dog Wiener Soup

welcome friends today on the channel we
are going to make something that I never thought in a million years I would ever
make for you it is a look deep and dark into one of my guilty pleasures and so
the impetus for showing you this comes from a couple of weeks ago one of my
cousins in Arkansas texted me a picture of a handwritten recipe called aunt
Pat’s Weiner soup so aunt Pat was my mom and I’d never seen the recipe written
down this was the first time I’d ever seen it written down and it’s a recipe
that I’ve been making my entire life and so we sort of figured that this was
written down 1976 or 1978 somewhere in there so I would have been 10 or 12
years old at that point I would have already been making this on my own
on weekends not a fantastic soup but it’s still something to this day that I
make even though it’s probably not the best thing it just brings me comfort on
those days you know when you’re when you’re starting to feel sick like you’ve
got a cold right into this pan I put a little bit of butter and some diced
onion and diced celery and we don’t want to brown it we just want to soften it
and because I’ve never seen it written down it was very interesting to me to
look at this recipe and say I’ve only ever made this from memory of what I
thought I saw my mother doing and obviously one of my cousin’s sat down
watched my mother make it and wrote it out and my memory has shifted over the
years of what this soup was and what I make has changed from what is written
down but it’s still essentially the same it’s still package of hot dogs and a
couple of cans of mushroom soup with potatoes and corn mixed in and you know
yeah I hear you but you know what somehow it all comes together and it
tastes great now I don’t know where my mother got this from I’ve always assumed
that it was a recipe that Campbell Soup put out in order to sell soup but who
knows so you take wieners and you just chop them up a little bit over the years
I have tried you know expensive hot dogs or expensive wieners you know the really
really good ones but time and time again I’ve come back to using just the no-name
wieners there’s something about the flavor that I just find fantastically
comforting so I’ve chopped up some of them and I’m
gonna put these in with the celery and the onion and just continue cooking that
down to soften it and then I’ll chop up the rest of these hot dogs okay so this
looks like it softened up nicely next goes some corn I’m using frozen corn I
noticed that in the written recipe my mother would have used canned corn and
canned corn would be perfect in this so there we go we’ve got a nice mixture of
corn in there I put in some cracked black pepper now the written down recipe says to put
in salt somewhere along the line I have stopped putting salty and I find that
between the wieners and the soup and the salt that I put in with the potatoes
it’s salty enough for me if you find that it needs some salt certainly go
ahead and put some in now we come to the soup cream of mushroom soup two cans of
cream of mushroom soup somewhere along the lines I switched from two cans of
cream of mushroom to one can of cream of mushroom and one can of cream of celery but you know when I went to the store to
get the ingredients to make this recipe there was no cream celery and I was kind
of surprised I don’t buy a lot of canned soup anymore and I guess that in general
is something that’s happening in the marketplace and I was amazed at how few
choices there were anymore for canned soups so if you’re a lover of
canned soup you must be pulling your hair out I know there’s two or three
that I do eat regularly or I keep in my emergency cupboard for you know just to
have but man that there’s really not much out there anymore I guess
everyone’s moving to what they think are healthier options which aren’t always
healthier so in go the two cans of soup next in two cans of milk oh just stir that together looking good
so in this pot I have some potatoes that I have I’ve done a small dice and then
just boiled them in salt and peppered water if it was pasta you would say al
dente you don’t want them cooked until they’re fully cooked or mushy you still
want to have a little bit of bite because they’re gonna cook more in this
soup and you don’t want them to fully disintegrate stir that in and now go in
the rest of the weiners or hot dogs I don’t know what do you say where you
live wieners or hot dogs packaging here kind of uses both words and then of
course we’ve got French and English together so that adds sometimes to the
confusion am i reading the French side of the package or am i reading the
English side of the package you reach a point where you just don’t know anymore
and it’s just all natural so stir that in now last ingredient for me is hot
sauce and over the years it’s been Tabasco it’s been Franks red hot it’s
been a bunch of different types of pepper sauce Julie doesn’t really like
this soup too much so she will put in sriracha which is great if you like
sriracha put that in as well and for me that’s it it’s done now we just sort of
heat it through and bring all of the flavors together the written recipe from
my mom she would have added carrots and you know what racking my brain for the
life of me I do not remember carrots being in it and that’s kind of to me
that’s part of cooking and that’s why traditional or authentic are difficult
words for me to use because you your memory changes over time and what you
think today is authentic could be completely different from what you did
20 or 30 years ago which is very interesting to me now you can finish
this my mom would finish it with a couple more tablespoons of butter might
be a little bit too much today I no longer do that
I think it’s kind of funny she says to put in one tomato chopped up my mom
would put tomato in everything didn’t matter what it was if she could put a
tomato in that recipe she would put a tomato in that recipe and parsley a few
sprigs of parsley on top when you serve it so I don’t do any of those anymore
but I think it’s a little bit too thick so I might add a little extra milk so mm-hmm
yeah this is something that just makes me smile it’s so simple it’s kind of
almost maybe sort of good for you but it’s certainly not something that you
would want to eat every week even though there were times in university where I
probably did eat this every week this just takes me back and comfort food I
mean every once in a while you need to find a comfort food that just makes you
feel like you’re having a warm hug and this is one of those things that does it
for me hmm so now this isn’t a soup that you need to simmer for a very long time
once it’s brought up the temperature it’s ready to eat
but just like almost every soup that you’ve ever made in your life stick this
in the fridge and tomorrow or the next day it’s gonna be way better all of the
flavors come together and it’s really good so there you go one of my darkest
culinary secrets hot dog soup or Weiner soup I love it give it a try if you’re
brave enough you might love it too thanks for stopping by see you again
soon you

Comments (100)

  1. This was not a recipe from Campbell's soups, but your mother's creation. It was based on a potato and corn chowder soup that was a standard in the family and would have been based loosely on her mother's recipe and because Pat liked hot dogs and put them in. Use Kosher hot dogs – they are good or a very good quality hot dog. They are out there!

  2. wtf Canada plastic bag milk lol

  3. Due to the mushroom soup I think I'll have to skip this recipe great video though as always Glen.

  4. Watched this and later looked in the fridge to see a package of imitation crab legs. Realized that substituting those for hot dogs would make a mighty fine "Faux Crab Chowder". Tried it and it was very nice. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I've never seen canned soup in my country before. When I get my hands on it I'll try this out. Very curious to see how this tastes.

  6. Honest to god this is almost exactly the soup my mom used to make, except she would put broccoli instead of corn, and we would add Louisiana hot sauce at the table. Amazing! Haven't made that soup in years but now I want to.

  7. okay.. so … weird.. way weird but… after seeing how much you enjoyed this i might give it a try!

  8. Ding dong soup yaaaasss

  9. Instead of hotdogs, maybe chorizo sausage.

  10. I'm an american hillbilly we say "weenies" LOL I love recipes from 1950s – 1980s. They were some really weird ideas about combinations then. People today turn their noses up but sometimes the weird is wonderful ! ❤️ (an yes, I'm going to try this)

  11. Campbell's does indeed still make the cream of celery, it must have just been a stocking choice of the store or the chain. I find that asking the manager to carry something generally has positive results.

  12. Only recently came across your channel and very much enjoying the content. This soup reminds me so much of Dutch Pea Soup. Normally it's made with Rookworst, which is smoked sausage, but I think you could easily substitute it for hot dogs. Have a go at making it, I think you would really enjoy it.

  13. Speaking of hot dogs in different regions of the United States they have different styles you got the New York dog the Chicago dog and I'm curious in Canada do they have their own style of hot dog with condiments and stuff I'm just curious and if so could I see the recipe

  14. AWESOME SHOW! There used to be a packet mix in the 80`s that I believe it was called sloppy hot dogs. It was a seasoning packet and recipe. You added hot dogs, tomato paste, water. It was awesome! Has anyone ever seen a recipe for this?

  15. We call the wiener a Vienna here in South Africa

  16. it similar to what I refer to as Poormans soup, I think I might try it

  17. I call them Hot Dog Sausages and I live in LEEDS, ENGLAND!

  18. South Africa here. We call them viennas or worsies(with a hard W sound, probably like in German or Dutch.) a Hot Dog here is the completed product of a vienna on a bun(roll?) with the toppings.

  19. Sometimes simple is the best! That looks delicious to me. I agree with your Mom I would have wanted the tomatoes. In my area we call them hot dogs or just dogs, I live in central Ohio. Best to you great family friendly content. The calmness and intelligence in your voice is soothing.

  20. Thank you for sharing your recipe. We all have that food that takes us back to a certain part of our life. This does not sound super appetizing; however, I'm going to make it to see how it is. I've grown up in Cincinnati and have their chili probably monthly that I make at home because I cannot get it in Wisconsin. My recipe is pretty dang close after several attempts. Anyways, great story and video. Cheers.

  21. So I forget your Canadian and then I see the bagged milk and I remember

  22. "Mhm, yeah" chuckles – I loved this part hahaha

  23. Hit the ground running with this recipe, and yes strangely satisfying.

  24. This man eatin hotdog water lmfaooooo

  25. I may try to make this next fall. Looks good 😀

  26. Looks great, I will certainly make it.

  27. from where I'm from, it's either hotdogs or sausages

  28. Here in Vienna/Austria we actually call them "frankfurter" (after the german city)

  29. Just shows you that no matter how fancy or exotic you find your pallet. Budget or not. The simplest foods shared by a fond memorie(s)or especially a childhood bond , nothing can complete with it !

  30. I'm both appalled and intrigued at the same time.

  31. When I was a kid, my parents made a dish they called "hot dogs, corn, and tomatoes". Not a cream soup. It disappeared from the menu before I was ten. Looking back, I thought maybe it was something they devised in the first years of their marriage during WWII.

  32. You could probably turn this into a gourmet dish with some small tweaks

  33. I would have added fresh cream instead of milk, but sausages in the soup its a no go for me !!!!!!!!!!

  34. What brought you to Canada?

  35. Not sure if anyone else has mentioned it but cream of celery is still available as it’s on the shelves here in Ottawa. Saw it at our local Loblaws as I still enjoy Campbell’s tomato soup and vegetable soup and was buying a few cans. So don’t despair just try another grocer! 🙂

  36. ur wife's absence in the taste shot made that speech that much deeper

  37. Wiener. A hot dog is what happens when you put a wiener in a bun and throw some condiments on it.

  38. 70s recipes are the greatest! My folks, who were working parents, taught me and my brother to cook. We mastered pork chops and taters, cabbage soup, bean soup and baked beans by the age of 10. When your folks both worked, you needed to pitch in!

  39. I'd put clams in it.💣

  40. I want to do this with a nice smoked sausage in place of the hot dogs.

  41. Hot sauce Texas Pete

  42. This is similar to our potato soup. Differences: we add ham and carrot, but don't use cream soup, corn or hot dogs.

  43. i honestly thought it was just gonna be hot dog water soup

  44. Haha if you have to add more salt to that you need to get checked for high blood pressure.

  45. Pretty sure I am pmsing because your wiener soup recipe brought a tear to my eye

  46. Woah! That looks so darn interesting! I'm cooking this next week

  47. Thanks for sharing. Read the title as hot dog ahem soup heh. I'll give it a try with a lot less celery (dislike the smell). Carrot+celery+onion seems like a French flavor base.

  48. "Now I'm going to put the [weiners] in with the onion and celery and just continue to soften it.. "
    …like the mirepoix from hell that it is.

  49. Weiners? Hot Dogs? How about Frankfurters?

  50. Dibs on the Band name 'No Name Wieners'

  51. When you have a bbq at noon and a fancy dinner at 7pm.

  52. Love old-timey recipes that are solidly influenced by the traditions of the late 1950s…clunky, weird at times but they fed so many families back then. Just great!

  53. Talk to us as adults and we positively beam at the idea of a dish our mother made throughout our childhood. We defend these dishes long after we have become sophisticated with cooking techniques and premium ingredients because "this is home" to us, and we are children all over again for a brief instant.

    Then we find out the genesis of the dish was that she came home late after the worst day at work in her life, the kids were starving, she was exhausted, and she just started pulling things at hand and throwing them into a pot. Or she tried her best to salvage a recipe for something completely different that failed halfway through. Or simply that was all she could afford at the time and she didn't want to let on and worry the kids, so she gave it a special name, crossed herself with a quick prayer, and started ladeling.

    My mother was a great cook, and for me the go-to dish was her chicken breasts in a white wine cream sauce, served over wild rice. It positively triggered me.

    Regardless of how these dishes came about, it was mom, and it was home, and it was dinner, and that association is hard to break. Thanks for this recipe, Glen, and for your story behind it.

  54. Yes – I love canned soup and up here in Canada I can't find Scotch Broth – which was my favourite!!!!

  55. This video made me feel happy, because I understand how a simple dish from childhood can just bring you back to when times were good and easy, at least as the child.
    Will prepare my childhood potato soup this week, just because of this video.

  56. In the UK we call them frankfurters or hot dog sausages.

  57. Don't feel guilty. It sounds like heaven to me X we shall be trying this Dish imminently.

  58. glad i'm not the only one who loves this soup ! i make mine with a tomato can base. i'm going to try this way! looks and sounds yummy!

  59. Im already thinking up my own version of this… wondering if chicken soup would work 😛

  60. Just ran across this. Wow, brings back memories. My GRT Grandmother made that, she added carrots, tomato and ?? something dk green, maybe green pepper or green tomato, I was maybe 5 or 6. So nearly 60 years ago. It would had to of been something from her garden as I seldom ever saw a can from a store. The store canned goods were cream of whatever soups, mushrooms, pineapple, plums, etc. Items not grown in Maine. Oh yeah, Defauski oysters (sp?) And Snows Clam Chowder. All cooked on a Glenwood wood stove.
    I've got to get some 'Franks', as she called them, and make this, I bet it's been 50 years since I've had it. I enjoy you program, brings back many memories of the old farm and family.

  61. Being born in Canada I say weiners but having lived in Scotland for 40 years people here call them hot dogs. Weiners and beans are still one of my favourite comfort foods but often get strange looks from my Scottish wife. Lol.

  62. Woodman's grocery store in Wisconsin has hundreds of different Campbell's soup.

  63. 5:17 How many non-Canadians are wondering what the hell is going on right now?

  64. I gotta try this!!

  65. It doesn't matter what the recipe is or how how crazy it sounds…The fact that it brings you back to family and a simple time does…Great video!!!

  66. Hey uh… was that a bag of milk?

  67. Any meat will work well. I like it made with pork. Ham is great. Even hamburg is good and you can make them like swedish meatball size balls. I definitely add carrots but only one. A French mirepoix is 2 parts onion, one part carrot and one part celery. I also like to add pasta in place of the potatoes.

  68. Hot dogs. And bagged milk ? Man yall canadians are a funny bunch lol

  69. This looks like such a simple and comforting recipe. I will most definitely try it out, but maybe I'll use one can cream of mushroom and one can cream of celery. Thanks for sharing this family recipe!

  70. i do something similar to this, but we add elbow macaroni to it instead of potatoes, and use evaporated milk instead of canned soup and milk. my mom makes it when i was sick, and i got sick a lot as a child.

  71. Kinda reminds me of okroshka. Kefir version, not kvass.

  72. Imagine this with hot links instead of hot dogs

  73. I saw this and laughed. in my house growing up, Hot Dog Soup was the leftover water in the pan after you boiled the wieners. Nice recipe though!

  74. Hot dogs definitely.

  75. Tastes good and will keep you alive

  76. To me that sounds so good.

  77. Understanding that I speak as an Australian, I feel like when it comes to canned soup, the simpler creamy flavours don't have much variety but the larger cans of chunky soups have quite a bit of variety. I will though say the general variety of any given Aussie supermarket will probably seem paltry to anyone used to American supermarkets (I don't know if Canada has supermarkets like I have heard the USA has), but population-wise, Australia is a lot smaller country.

  78. I say « saucisse » or « knack » where I live but I’m not in an english speaking country so that doesn’t count.

  79. Freshco seems to have a large variety of canned soup.

  80. Just tried this and it was not pretty darn good! I think next time I’ll use precooked brats instead though.

  81. 25 years old and I still couldn’t help but giggle every time he said wiener lol

  82. Not really a culinary dark secret… it is just guilty pleasure. 😛

  83. In Aus we call them frankfurts

  84. It's not a nostalgia recipe for me, but I make something similar in the depths of winter – cheese and potato soup with smoked sausage medallions mixed in. Smoked sausage gives me heartburn these days, so maybe I'll try it with good Vienna Beef hot dogs this year. (When the weatherman says that the day's high temp is going to be -6F, you gravitate towards anything that's warm and filling. Cottage pie also does the trick, but it generates far more dirty dishes.)

    And yeah, with two cans of "cream of" soup in there in addition to the hot dogs, I think your salt needs are covered.

  85. There is like 60 different canned souls (Edit soups not souls) in my store

  86. This is the type of food many in my generation would have grown up with. It was cheap, filling, and is not hard to make. I am glad you have kept the tradition alive and also that you chose to share it.

    Thank you!

  87. I've had a similar soup in Germany on a number of occasions; Berlin and Munich.

  88. This is somewhat similar to a soup my mom would make. Although, she used ground beef instead of hot dogs/wieners, and she also added green beans.

  89. Awkward. I'd use good sausage not wieners. Gosh

  90. I am going to try this!

  91. My mother made tuna casserole: egg noodles, canned tuna, cream of mushroom, crushed potato chips on top, baked. Not glamorous but I miss it for some reason. Something about it just says childhood.

  92. Sorry Glen you have lost me on this one, fair dinkum it looks like a pot full of chunder! If you don't know what chunder is look it up under Australian slang.

  93. who are his friends?

  94. It's always interesting when people have a guilty pleasure that you have no idea what is and consequently have a hard time imagining any amount of shame or social awkwardness about …

  95. I make a potato soup with hot dogs and dill pickles. Not the same. Equally weird and based on stuff from the corner store though. No shame here man.

  96. I am glad you shared this recipe. It is a quick easy recipe, and there is not a complicated meat preparation, and that is right up my ally on lazy days! This goes into my recipe box!

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