In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Beans And Franks.

Absolutely CORRECT… this is NOT a Caribbean Recipe. However it’s something I make during the hot summer months on my outdoor grill and/or when we go camping in the outdoors, as you can prep the ingredients in advance and take it with you to remote locations.

You’ll Need…

5-8 hot dogs (franks)
6-8 strips bacon
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 scallions (chopped)
2 cups bell peppers (assorted sweet peppers)
4-6 sprigs thyme (just the leaves)
1 can baked beans
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
salt (adjust accordingly)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (I used raw cane sugar)

Note! You can follow along with the video down below.

Start with a dry saucepan (I used a cast iron pan), with the bacon strips and turn your heat to medium (cold pan). The goal is to render out some of the fat of the bacon while getting them browned.

With my bacon browned and slightly crisp, I removed them onto a paper-towel lined plate to cool. Turn the heat down to med/low and add the chopped hot dogs to brown in the bacon fat. Should there be more that 2 tablespoon of fat, remove and discard the rest.

After the edges are brown, add the chopped onion (large pieces) and stir well.

Once the onion pieces are translucent (about 3-5 minutes), add the bell peppers, thyme, salt and black pepper and stir well. Cook for another 3-5 minutes to soften the bell peppers.

Now return the bacon back to the pan (rough chopped), followed by the baked beans and sir well. Heat still on medium-low. Toss in the brown sugar too. Be mindful that the bacon, hot dogs and baked beans will already have been salted, so you can skip adding any salt or adjust at the end.

After 3-5 minutes, add the chopped scallions to the pan, stir well, then shut off the stove.

Such a simple dish to make and enjoy with some toast at breakfast.

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