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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Cheese & Onion Baked Bean Dogs

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 As soon as I saw this recipe over on my friend Pam's blog (On The Bright Side) I knew I wanted to try it.    We like baked beans and we like hot dogs.  I like simple.  This recipe ticked all the boxes!

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Gourmet food its not.  Family and budget friendly it is.

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Hot dog buns are filled with mustard and topped with hotdogs, then baked beans, grated cheese and chopped onions.

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They were really good!  If I had to change one thing I would fry the onions a bit first.  They do steam and semi cook, but I wasn't overly fond of the smell.   So, fry the onions first, or use crispy salad onions (French's fried onions in America).

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This was simple and delicious, and in a pinch you could even cook it over an outdoor grill on low!  Thanks Pam for a tasty recipe I know I will make again, perhaps with a few adaptations, but this is a great basic recipe!

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*Baked Bean and Cheese Baked Hot Dogs*
Makes 16

From my friend Pam who writes at On The Bright Side. 

1 can , 28 ounces, Baked Beans (2 400g-tins)

16 hot dog buns, split 

16 hot dogs 

1/4 cup yellow mustard (60ml)

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces) (I used sharp)

1 cup white onions chopped  (2 medium onions, peeled and chopped)

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two 9x14" baking pans with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.  

Spread a thin layer of mustard inside of each hot dog bun. Add a hot dog to each bun and top with about 3 tablespoons of baked beans. 

Arrange hot dogs in baking pans.Top dogs with an even layer of cheese and onions. Cover each pan with foil and place in the oven.  

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 Bake hot dogs for 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and hot dogs are heated through. Allow hot dogs to stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly before serving.  

To serve, carefully remove hot dogs from pan using a spatula. Serve with plenty of napkins. 

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The mustard I used in this was Heinz Yellow Mustard, the Honey variety.  It is American style mustard and much milder than English Mustard.  (I remember when I first moved over here I made Todd a ham sandwich to take in his lunch one day.  I spread it with English mustard and about blew his head off!  Lesson learned.  I admit, I am not a fan of English mustard.  It is far too hot for my liking!)  Heinz Yellow Mustard has been especially created to offer a flavour th whole family can enjoy.  It is deliciously smooth and creamy and although tangy, quite mild with a flavour that is perfect for brightening up even the simplest meals.

Inspired by the authentic taste of mustards served in New York delis, Heinz Yellow Mustard is the ultimate all-purpose ingredient to transform al fresco feasts from good to great and it won't blow your head off!  Its available in two flavours, Mild and Honey . . .  and in a family-friendly squeezable bottle to make it even easier to  slather on sausages and sandwiches, and yes  . . .  hot dogs!

Whatever the weather this summer, why use it alongside your well-loved Heinz Tomato Ketchup to make your dogs and burgers twice as tasty, or use it to bring some life to salad dressings, barbeque sauces and marinades with a mild and zingy kick!

Heinz Yellow Mustard is available in Sainsbury's, Morrison's Waitrose and Ocado, with RRPs from £1.69.  (Pricing is  at the discretion of the retailer.)

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Economical, simple to make and family friendly!  Bon appetit!  Thanks Pam!


  1. Oh my this looks fantastic and makes a change from the 'normal' hotdogs. My first thought was fried onions also. :)

    1. The onions were tasty Vicky but fried onions would kick this up another notch into fantabulous! xo

  2. A friend of mine calls it baseball mustard..I think certain dishes need a smoked meat on rye..
    Don't you love being inspired by the lovely people and blogs we follow?:)

    1. I do Monique! It's a wonderful community! xo


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