Franks and Beans aka Beanie Weenies

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  • Franks and Beans, beanie weenies, hot dog 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, aka Beanie Weenies, 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 simple beanie weenies. 

    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

    Of 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  nicely with sweet brown sugar.

    Plus, it adds a nice crunch to an otherwise soft textured dish. Salty and sweet is 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. Just take a look next time you are at the store! 

    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

    I 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:

     

    This Franks and Beans recipe, aka Beanie Weenies, 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

    4.86 from 7 votes
    This Franks and Beans recipe, aka Beanie Weenies, 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
    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
    Keyword: beanie weenies, beans and weenies, franks and beans
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 550 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    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.
    5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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    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.

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