Mini Bread Hot Dog Pizzas

3 buns, each cut in 2 halves
about 6 tsp tomato paste
1 cup red bell peppers, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup hot dogs
boiling water
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste
optional – garlic powder
optional – parsley to garnish

You will also need:

sandwich maker or panini press
wood spatula
cheese grater
microwave resistant plate

Begin by bringing water to a boil and cooking the hot dogs for about 5 minutes.
Using a sandwich maker, toast the buns to your taste (I toasted mine for about 3 minutes as I wanted the buns slightly brown, just a little crisp on the outside but soft on the inside)
Meanwhile roast the peppers in a skillet with olive oil. Roast for about 2 minutes then remove to a plate.
Slice the hot dogs and slightly roast for about 2 minutes, using the same skillet as above.
Spread tomato paste to the buns, add salt and pepper to taste (and garlic powder – optional), add roasted peppers and hot dogs and grated mozzarella.
Transfer the pizzas to a microwave resistant plate. Bake the pizzas until the cheese is melted (timing depends on your microwave settings; I baked mine for 20 seconds)
Garnish with parsley (optional) and serve. These taste better warm but can be served cold too.