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Local woman in the finals for the $25000 Hot Dog

Anyone with a bar-b-que has had experience cooking up some hot dogs.
And when you think about it...there isn't much to it...put in on the grill...cook til it breaks the skin...then serve it up on a bun with your favourite condiments right?
Well, the folks at Maple Leaf foods think there's more to a hot dog than that and it's running a contest where contestants share their unique hot dog recipes.
The winner gets $25,000.There are ten teams, made up of a parent and a child.
One of the finalists is Shelley Nelson of Windsor.
Listen audio (runs 6:08)
Portobello Mushroom Overload
By Shelley and Mark Nelson, Windsor Ontario
This recipe makes 2 hot dogs (just double it for 4 etc.)

1 cup Portobello Mushroom caps (chopped into large pieces)
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup shredded Swiss Cheese

2 100% Angus Beef Top Dogs
2 Villaggio sausage buns

Chop Portobello Mushrooms and combine in a bowl with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic. Stir around to mix thoroughly.

Shred the Swiss Cheese.

Spoon the Portobello Mushrooms into a wire basket for grilling*. If there is excess liquid in the bowl then just leave it in the bowl.

BBQ the 100% Angus Beef Top Dogs until done and the mushrooms until cooked. Put a hot dog in the bun, top with mushrooms, and sprinkle ½ the cheese on top (or less if you prefer a smaller amount of cheese). Move rapidly as the mushrooms must be hot enough to melt the cheese.

Repeat with the second hot dog. Eat and enjoy.