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Classic Frank and Bean Casserole

Here is a simple to make and oh so delicious recipe that’s sure to become a family favorite. Serve for a side dish or a main. All mixed together in one casserole dish for ease of preparation. A totally delicious Classic Frank and Bean Casserole.

Growing up, my wonderful mom Ruthie would make a classic franks and beans weekly since she knew how much all the kids loved it so much. 

One day, she made the two into a casserole and added some other ingredients like ketchup and mustard to make a favorite even more delicious for a classic frank and bean casserole.

Since my family loves this classic frank and bean casserole as much as I did growing up, I make it for them anytime they ask and bring it along to barbecues and picnics.

When going to a pot luck dinner, this dish is requested every time.

After the first time I brought this classic frank and bean casserole, a bunch of my friends asked me for the recipe and asked me to bring it the next time we were going to get together for our next pot luck dinner. I’m always glad to hand out the recipe and ever since have been so glad to make this classic frank and bean casserole that my mom proudly served my family.

I always laugh when I put this dish out. I don’t know who is going to run to it first. Even though all the other delicious looking dishes are set out too. It’s the first to get eaten up!

 I like making this dish on a busy weeknight since it’s so easy to throw together. My family enjoys the franks and beans as a main dish with a side of rice and a veggie or as a side dish served with chicken cutlets and a veggie. It’s a great side dish for barbecues and picnics.

Check out how easily this is made. I still use the casserole dish my mom gave me years ago. It’s so special carrying on traditions. 

Classic Frank and Bean Casserole

Yields: 4 main course or 8 side dishes

This is a photo of my mom’s original classic frank and bean casserole in her casserole dish I now have in my home. Mom always served her casserole with corn, frozen french fries, and a nice crusty bread.

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What Are The Ingredients That Go Into This Classic Frank and Bean Casserole?

Here are the basic everyday ingredients you probably already have at home:

  •   hot dogs, I used Hebrew National
  •   cans baked beans, I used Heinz vegetarian
  •   ketchup
  •   barbeque sauce, use your favorite
  •   light or dark brown sugar
  •   yellow mustard
  •   onion powder
  •   olive oil
  •   full printable recipe with amounts below in recipe card

My mom would fry her hot dogs in the pan. Most of the time that’s how I do it, This time, I used my grill pan. Either way, the hot dogs will come out delicious in the casserole.

How Is This Classic Frank and Bean Casserole Made?

Here are the easy and simple directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. spray a casserole dish (This is the same kind of dish my mom gave me all those years ago, it’s a classic and comes with a glass lid) with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Grill or fry the hot dogs in a nonstick pan or grill pan use a tablespoon of butter or olive oil. Cook just until a few minutes just to make them slightly crispy or with grill marks. This step is optional.
  3. Let the hot dogs cool just so you can slice them up into about 1 inch pieces.
  4. Toss the cut hot dogs into the casserole dish along with the two cans beans and the spices. Gently mix in all the ingredients. Try not to break up the beans.
  5. Bake on a foil lined cookie sheet for about  20 to 30 minutes or until casserole is bubbling. Take out of the oven and let sit on cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Now, serve up!
  6. You can see how this is made in the fun video below…

Enjoy the classic deliciousness!

This time around, I served the casserole with white rice and of course a crusty bread to dunk.

Classic Frank and Bean Casserole

Here is a simple to make and oh so delicious casserole that’s sure to become a family favorite. Serve for a side dish or a main. All mixed together in one casserole dish for easy of preparation. 
Course Main Course, Main Meal, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked beans, frank and bean casserole, hot dogs
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 8-10 hot dogs, I used Hebrew National
  • 2 15 ounce cans baked beans, I used Heinz
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. spray a casserole dish (This is the same one my mom gave me all those years ago, it’s a classic and comes with a lid) with cooking spray, set aside.

    2.Grill or fry the hot dogs in a nonstick pan or grill pan use a tablespoon of butter or olive oil. Cook just until a few minutes just to make them slightly crispy or with grill marks. This step is optional.

    3.Let the hot dogs cool just so you can slice them up into about 1 inch pieces.

    4.Toss the cut hot dogs into the casserole dish along with the two cans beans and the spices. Gently mix in all the ingredients. Try not to break up the beans.

    5.Bake on a foil lined cookie sheet for about 20 to 30 minutes or until casserole is bubbling. Take out of the oven and let sit on cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Now, serve up! Enjoy!

 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this New York Classic Frank and Bean Casserole that is a hit with my family like it was with me when I was growing up on Long Island.

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