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.[easy-image-collage id=8020]
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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 tablespoon 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.
Bacon wrapped dogs from the grill are incredible. I love how you dressed yours with the beans, onion, and mustard. Sounds so delicious.
Valentina | The Baking Fairy
What a great idea to add some saucy beans on top of your hot dogs! These flavors together just scream "summer"!!
Love beanie weenies and this is made even better with the addition of bacon.
I love the idea of these. They sound super delicious. I'll be trying them next time we grill hot dogs and have beans.