Franks-N-Beans Hot Dog is not your average hot dog. Wrapped in bacon, grilled, topped with beans, onion, and mustard make a new favorite to your summer BBQ.
So, today isn’t about the ol’ reliable burger. Today is about the hot dog. Truth be told, I am more likely to grab a burger than a hot dog, but I knew that it was an opportunity to create a truly delicious hot dog worthy of knocking a burger off the pedestal.
Enter my recipe for Franks-N-Beans Hot Dog. You guys this hot dog is epic. I am still thinking about the flavors, and can’t wait to make it again. After I made these even my 6 year old, Kellen, was gobbling one down- he proclaimed it to be “super yum!”. We ate these after a day at the beach, and it was the perfect summer dinner.
So what makes this hot dog special?
Hot Dog: Not all hot dogs are created equal. I like to use an all-beef jumbo hot dog. Bonus points for a natural casing too!
Bacon: Smoked and hearty is the way to go. I don’t recommend thick cut because it does not wrap well, but I like a nice big slice for these hot dogs.
Baked Beans: I like to use vegetarian beans for this recipe. It is by no means a vegetarian recipe, but I like the simple flavors of a vegetarian baked bean for this hot dog.
Onion: White or yellow is the way to go.
Mustard: I like to use a simple yellow for this recipe.
Hot Dog Buns: I split them to make sure they are ready for the hot dogs. A hearty bun works best so it can hold their weight from the beans in this recipe.
The ingredients are so simple, and probably things you have on hand. They create a truly memorable hot dog!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it difficult to get the bacon cooked on the grill?
I do not find it too difficult. Make sure you are rotating and do not crank up the heat too high to allow the bacon to evenly cook. I advise not using a thick bacon because you will find that it does not stay wrapped unless secured with toothpicks.
Can I use turkey bacon or turkey hot dogs?
Absolutely, but make sure that you get the bacon completely cooked before serving.
Can I use meat substitute products?
Absolutely, but they are not products I typically use so I am not able to advise on cook times or methods.
Why use vegetarian beans? Can I use original or a different flavor?
Sure! I like the simple flavor of the vegetarian, and I like the flavor of my bacon to shine. However, other flavors will work just fine.
I do not like onion. Do you have alternative topping ideas?
Yes! I would use pickled jalapeno, pickle, or maybe some diced tomatoes in place of the onion.
Do I need to use mustard? What can I use it place of mustard?
I suggest traditional hot dog condiments like ketchup or even mayo.
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Franks-N-Beans Hot Dog
- 4 jumbo hot dogs
- 4 slices of bacon (not thick cut)
- 1 cup baked beans, warmed
- 2 Tbsp diced white onion
- Yellow mustard
- 4 hot dog buns, split
Pre-heat grill to medium heat.
Wrap each hot dog with 1 strip of bacon. Place hot dogs on grill. To cook the hot dogs, quarter turn the hot dog every 2 minutes so the bacon evenly cooks.
Once bacon is cooked, remove hot dogs from grill and place on buns.
Top hot dogs with beans, raw onion, and mustard.