Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hot Dog Bundles


      For those of you who are having cookouts and family gatherings this weekend this recipe for Hot Dog Bundles from Mr. Food is a really good and easy way to serve franks and beans to a crowd.  They're more along the lines of a hot dog sloppy joe, although the beans would be delicious on their own, it's kind of fun to serve them together on a bun.  Sprinkle them with cheese and you've got a stick to your ribs filling meal.  I made this in my 10 inch oven with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom and 18 on the lid.  Bring them to a simmer and let them bubble away for 30 minutes.  Let the beans sit a while once you take them off the coals so they can soak up all the sweet and tangy juices.  Add more hot dogs if you want to boost the meat to bean ratio, nothing too fancy but a tasty way to kick your standard franks and beans up a notch.

Hot Dog Bundles
1 pound hot dogs, cut into 1-inch slices
2 (16-ounce) cans vegetarian baked beans
1 small onion, minced
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 Tblsp cider vinegar
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
6 hot dog rolls, split

     Lightly oil or spray your dutch oven.
     Combine all ingredients in dutch oven; stir well.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
     Spoon into hot dog buns and serve.


Stir everything together in your dutch oven

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees


Let sit for 15 minutes before serving so the beans can absorb the juices


Serve on a hot dog bun and top with cheese

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