Reese Witherspoon Snacks on Hot Dogs in New Orleans

06/24/2014 at 04:38 PM ET

Reese Witherspoon at Dat Dog
Courtesy Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon sure is tackling some mouthwatering eats while shooting the film Don’t Mess With Texas in New Orleans.

First the actress dove into a pile of chocolate beignets with her sons, then into a pile of pastries … and now, it’s a hot dog adventure with two adorable partners in crime.

“My nieces are in town and they mean business. # NOLA,” the actress captioned the Instagram photo above, taken at Dat Dog on Magazine Street.

The hot dog joint also means business: The 12 sausages on the menu include alligator and crawfish, beer-battered cod, a turducken dog and two traditional German-style wieners, plus vegetarian and vegan options, with 25 different toppings available.

Witherspoon’s table went the vegan route on at least one order, requesting the meat-free apple sage dog with dill relish and barbecue sauce. Sounds messy — and delicious.

Not headed to New Orleans anytime soon? The Dat Dog owners share a home version of the recipe with PEOPLE:

Reese Witherspoon at Dat Dog
Courtesy Dat Dog

Dat Dog’s Smoked Apple Sage Dog 
Makes 4

1 package vegan Smoked Apple Sage dogs
1½ tsp. butter or cooking oil, divided
4 buns (recommended: sweet sourdough)
4 tsp. dill pickle relish (divided)
2 tsp. barbecue sauce
4 pinches dried parsley

1. On grill or in a large frying pan over medium high heat, cook sausages in ½ tsp. butter or cooking oil; dogs are ready when they look browned on the outside, and are hot through their center. Set dogs aside and cover to keep hot when finished.

2. In same pan, heat up the remainder of butter or cooking oil on low to medium heat. Dredge sourdough buns in butter on both sides, then pan sear on top and bottom. Take finished buns and place dogs in them.

3. Scoop dill pickle relish onto dogs, spreading across the length of the dogs. Use 1 tsp per dog, or as desired.

4. Drizzle BBQ sauce across the dogs in a zig-zag pattern. Add dried parsley to each dog and serve.

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Angie on

Why are they filming a movie titled “Don’t Mess with Texas” in Louisiana? Hopefully it’s just a portion of it and they’ll film the rest here (I’m in Texas). They’re insulting my state filming it elsewhere with that title! lol

Shannon on

Boy even her nieces look like her! They are adorable!

bitsy on

@Angie I thought the same thing.

Cute little girls.

Heather on

Maybe Texas is her nick name or something like that.

Beamerlou on

Angie, money. Very few films are filmed exclusively at the presumed location. Many states will give you a much, much cheaper price to film there than your desired locale. Where I live on GA, movies are constantly filmed. Sweet a home Alabama was one of them.

Candy on

All of the people articles mention her having beignets with her SONS, she has a daughter and a son, not 2 sons. Do your research and/or editing PEOPLE mag.

Laura on

Candy, she has a daughter and TWO sons. The daughter and oldest son are from her marriage to Ryan. Her youngest son is from her current marriage.

gramma2twins on

@ Candy: You are wrong about her children. She had two children with her first husband, a boy & girl. She then remarried and has a son with her second husband.

Therefore, she DOES have two boys.

manomer on

LOL@ Candy….”do your research”….I needed that laugh…:)

Emma on

Those Witherspoon genes are strong!

DC on

Hopefully she didn’t hit the sauce before driving home.

Witherspooners on

It’s all in the chin…

Dana on

The vegan hot dog looks delicious..

Catherine on

That is a really cute picture.

Kimber on

Those girls are adorable!

Guest on

Dang. Did they know who she was?

MichelleP on

I love that she’s wearing a shirt from Target. Apparently, we have similar taste!

Peter on

She’s still that horrible human being from her arrest.

phil on

what is the big deal with her–she will join katherine hiegel as being a nobody

Christina on

I wonder if she asked the waiter/waitress “Do you know who I am?”

Janice on

Agree that the little girls look just like her! Very Cute.

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