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Beans and franks is easy and made with a few more ingredients than just plain beans and franks. How many times have you said,  “I wish I knew what to “fix” for supper?”   We love this with cornbread muffins. Children will like it, too.  There are lots of days when I have to throw something together for a quick meal and this is a favorite with my family.  This makes a great weeknight meal and it’s made in a skillet.

2 (15 ounce) cans pork-n-beans, drained

1 (1 pound) package franks, cut up

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup chopped purple onion (can use green onion or regular onion)

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons molasses

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Shredded cheddar cheese, Optional

Melt the butter in a skillet on top of the stove.  Brown green pepper, onions, and cut up franks.  Add the drained pork-n-beans, drained diced tomatoes with green chilis, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper.  Simmer about 20 minutes. Can sprinkle on shredded cheddar cheese either while still in the skillet or individual servings.   Makes about 6 servings.  Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta.

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  1. Have made these a couple times now. Normally I am not a baked beans fan, but these are the best I’ve ever tried. Hands down! Actually made them for dinner as stand alone and hubby had multiple helpings. I do add some bbq sauce at the end to add some spice and ensure a thick sauce, but honestly it isn’t needed. Thank you for a definite keeper!5 stars

  2. I have often made this with egg noodles mixed 8n. A great ‘bowl’ supper – and easy peasy.

  3. I’m thinking about making this, would it be served with rice, noodles?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I would serve with a green vegetable like broccoli and fried apples, corn, cornbread but you could serve with rice, too.

  4. Ramona Evers says:

    I make one similar to this. I use pork and beans, ring sausage, a little molasses and ketchup. I brown the sausage first then add the rest above. When it is all heated, I add a can of sliced peaches. My family really likes this. With bread, butter and jelly, it makes a quick last minute meal.

  5. I love beans and franks. I make this, but don’t add the canned tomatoes. ( hadn’t thought about doing so). I’ve always added catsup. Will have to try it with the canned tomatoes. We like to eat ours with Fritos.

  6. Can you make this in the crock pot as well??

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I think you could Terry but I have not tried it. I just throw it together in such little time I have never done it in the crockpot.

  7. Mara Jane Fisk says:

    This looks really good. With the approach of colder weather, dishes like this look particularly appealing.
    I have a question, however….how would one best turn this into a casserole to cook in the oven. And, at what temperature and how long?

  8. YUMMM! My hubs would love this (his ‘nickname’ is Bean=)

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