Friday, February 5, 2010

Pork and Bean Casseroles

Pork and beans are a fantastic staple to keep on hand when the grocery budget has taken a hit. They can be a main course meal or a side dish. You can even buy them in the gallon sized can, make three different casseroles and freeze two to cut the cost even further. One of our favorite things to do with pork and beans is to make beanie weenies. The kids love them and just a pot of beanie weenies with a pot of rice makes dinner for my bunch. Everyone makes theirs different I am sure but this is how we make beanie weenies.

If you are looking for more than just a can of beans with hot dog pieces try adding these ingredients:

For a sweet version of the dinner meal add any of the following:
  • A small amount of brown sugar
  • Vidalia onion, chopped and sautéed before adding
  • Ketchup
  • Cheese
  • Honey

To make Barbeque Beanie Weenies add:

1/4 cup BBQ sauce
Chopped Onion
2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard

Don't forget to cut the hot dogs in to small enough bites to avoid a choking hazard if you are feeding small children.

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