When I was a kid bean n’ wieners were one of my favorites. Here I am many years later and well, nothing much has changed because I still love them. I still eat most of the sauce first, saving the hot dogs for last. My grown-up version is slow cooker beans ‘n wieners. Cooked for hours so that that great sauce flavors the beans and hot dogs just perfectly. A big bowl can chase away the cold weather, and quick. I call it the perfect dish after shoveling the snow off the driveway! Heck, it’s perfect without going outside. Looking out the window on a cold winter’s day is enough to make me want a big bowl!
This recipe for slow cooker beans ‘n wieners is perfect as it is, but you can add a bit of heat if you want. Just add a small can of chopped roasted jalapenos in at the start and let that great heat get slow cooked into the rest of the ingredients. Starting with quality canned pork and beans gives you a better end result, but you can get by with your store’s generic too (I did)!
Also try my quick fix BBQ beans!
Slow Cooker Beans ‘n Wieners
- 1 pound hot dogs cut into fourths. Don't be afraid to use more
- 3 15 ounce pork and beans
- ½ cup ketchup
- ½ cup onion chopped
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- Kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients into a slow cooker.
- Stir and cook on low for 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
Nutritional values are approximate.