What is your favorite childhood meal? I have so many, but one that gives me nostalgia is beanie weenies. My mom would make this meal every week with mashed potatoes!
This homemade beanie weenie recipe is easy to do and will be from stove to table in no time.
When making a great homemade beanie weenie recipe, you can use anything you have on hand, and it will be a family favorite.
When making my homemade beanie weenies, I add onion to give it some extra flavor. Another neat trick, I don’t cut all my hotdogs the same. I have some pieces that are larger than others; always remember to make this your masterpiece.
Another neat idea if you are pressed for time and need a meal from stove to table, keep the weenies whole, fry them, add the beans, and let the magic happen.
Weenies – You can use any hotdogs you have. It doesn’t have to be Ball Park or Nathan’s. If you use Gwaltney Hot Dogs, remember they do swell.
Beenies – What do you have in your cabinet? Pork and Beans, Baked Beans, and even Northern Beans can be used!
The Sauce – When it comes to what can go into beanie weenies, I have used so many combinations; there is no right or wrong way. It is always the preference of the cook!
Check out some of my quick combinations!
- ketchup/ mustard/ white sugar/vinegar/ onion
- barbeque sauce / Worcestershire sauce/ brown sugar/ bell pepper/ onion
- brown sugar/ ketchup/ mustard/ liquid smoke/ onion/ diced tomatoes drained/ bell peppers
- ketchup/ mustard/ sugar (brown or white)
and in all my recipes, I always use salt and pepper and, depending on the flavor, onion powder and garlic powder. Sometimes you need to add that extra ump.
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
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Homemade Beanie Weenies
- 1 package hotdogs (any)
- 2 cans pork and beans (any)
- 1 medium onion (any)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large frying pan on medium-high. At the same time as your pan is warming, cut up your hotdogs and onion.
- Add your choice of oil to the pan to ensure your hotdogs and onion don't stick. Cook for 3-4 minutes or to your liking. Make sure you stir; those hotdogs will cook quickly.
- Add all the other ingredients to the pan and stir well. You want to ensure every beanie and weenie has all the flavors. Now, turn to low and cover. Let it simmer for about 25 minutes. You want those flavors to mesh together and create a mouthwatering masterpiece. Stir every so often to make sure it doesn't stick.