Franks and Beans

Franks and Beans, beanie weenies, franks and beans, no matter what you call this dish, it brings back fond memories of childhood for almost all of us.

This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! #franksandbeans #homemadebeanieweenies www.savoryexperiments.com

Franks and Beans are a homemade beanie weenies recipe made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. A quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food, it is sure to please!

When I was growing up, we went camping as a family every summer. Popping popcorn over the open fire, roasting marshmallows for s’mores, and making franks and beans were always classic camping food staples for us. You just can’t beat those camping classics!

This franks and beans recipe is still one of my favorites. There’s just something nostalgic about using a cast iron skillet over an open fire to prepare a simple childhood classic.

This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! #franksandbeans #homemadebeanieweenies www.savoryexperiments.comOf course, we make this at home, too, and it is just as delicious on the stove! If you don’t already have one, I highly recommend investing in a cast iron skillet. I use it for so many recipes, including this one.

This specific franks and beans recipe calls for four strips of cooked bacon. The salty crispness of the bacon pairs really nicely with the sweet brown sugar. Plus, it adds a nice crunch to an otherwise soft textured dish. It’s one of those flavor combinations that can’t be beat.

Before everyone leaves comments about the amount of sugar in this dish, I am very aware. And even though this homemade beanie weenies has a lot of sugar, the canned version has even more.

This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! #franksandbeans #homemadebeanieweenies www.savoryexperiments.comI am by no means calling it healthy, but I do use less sugar. But I am a glass-half-full type of person, so I am going to focus on the positive. So less sugar, protein from real beef hot dogs and lots of fiber from those beans!

If you need something to cut some of the sweetness, you can pair these beanie weenies with a leafy green salad and you’ve got yourself a meal! Also, if you don’t care for all-beef hot dogs, you can certainly use tofu or pork instead. There are so many different options to really make this meal your own. 

Because you liked this Franks and Beans recipe, you are going to love these other camping recipes:

Tools for making Franks and Beans recipe:

Cast Iron Skillet– Yes they are heavy, yes they take a little extra TLC. Are using cast iron pans worth it? YES!!! Just buy one and you’ll thank me later! I have both pre-seasoned and unseasoned. I like them both for different reasons.

Watch our Franks and Beans Video (or Beanie Weenies Video – ha! )

4.75 from 4 votes
Franks and Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! 
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 550 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 4 hot dogs , sliced
  • 30 ounces great Northern beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bacon strips , cooked and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat.
  2. Add cut hot dogs, stirring until browned.
  3. Add great Northern beans, spicy mustard, ketchup, molasses, salt, bacon and brown sugar. Continue to heat and stir until all ingredients have combined and sugar has fully dissolved.
  4. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Franks and Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1225mg 51%
Potassium 1219mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 77g 26%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 23g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 19.4%
Iron 36.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! #franksandbeans #homemadebeanieweenies www.savoryexperiments.com

This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! #franksandbeans #homemadebeanieweenies www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

2pots2cook

Keeper it is ! Thank you !

Dannii

I love comfort food like this. Spicy mustard sounds like a great addition.

Stephanie@ApplesforCJ

This used to be an easy child hood favorite of mine and your recipe sounds great for this. I’m definitely a big fan of cast iron pans. Everyone needs to own one!

Beth

I still love hot dogs at my advanced age! 🙂 I love that you just use great northern beans for your franks and beans. Less preservatives than the baked beans you buy in a can!

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