- 1 cup salsa
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
- 5 hot dogs, halved lengthwise and sliced [we cut these up very small instead for the boys]
- 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans, drained [I did not drain them since I was a little low on bbq sauce. I also used baked beans.]
- 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
- 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans or lima beans, rinsed and drained
Directions: In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in the beans; pour into an ungreased 9x13 baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Overall rating (graded on 5 star scale):
- Simplicity: 5
- Taste: 4.5
- Nutrition: 3
Total rating: 4.25 stars
Wendi's report: Well this wasn't one of the recipes I was going to do first, but I can't figure out how to do the tuna cakes with the egg issues, and the other one was a crock pot recipe that I need to start in the morning. So I started looking through recipes and realized I had all the ingredients for this one. So I, literally, threw it together. Firstly, it was incredibly easy. No exact measurements needed. It's beenie weenies. You can't mess that up. While it wasn't the most healthy of recipes (sugar and bbq sauce), it was a HIT! Not only did JB and I really enjoy it, but the boys DEVOURED it! Both of them! Honestly, I am not sure this has EVER happened. Elijah eats everything, but Isaac doesn't give something time if it doesn't attract him instantly. He loves hot dogs though so this was perfect for him.
I told JB that there has to be a mix between just making perfectly healthy recipes, and making something that isn't the most healthy but still exposes them to different flavors. I will DEFINITELY make this again. So easy! And so loved! The only problem? It made a huge mess. But since the boys were due for baths anyways, it was no problem.
Here are some pictures. Right now, this recipe is in the lead to win the contest. It's still early, but good job whoever submitted this one.
For some reason, both boys seemed it necessary to put the beans in their hair.