Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Franks 'n' Beans Bread Bowls

If you're still looking for a Super Bowl food idea, these might be a good fit. They're tasty, hearty, and easy! I saw them on a Mr. Food segment awhile back and saved the recipe because it seemed like something Shaun and I would like.

Franks 'n' Beans Bread Bowls

1 pound hot dogs, cut into 1-inch pieces (we prefer thinner, roughly 1/2-inch pieces)
2 cans (16 ounces each) vegetarian baked beans, drained
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
5 kaiser rolls (we easily stretch this to 6)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

In a soup pot, combine all the ingredients except the rolls and cheese; mix well and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, slice the tops off the rolls and hollow out each roll to create a bowl. Spoon the franks 'n' beans evenly into each bread bowl. Sprinkle each with Cheddar cheese, and serve.

NOTE: If you prefer the bread bowls toasty, warm these in the oven after filling. (we definitely prefer to do this!)

Mmmm, good stuff. These work out well for a regular dinner too, maybe with some veggies on the side. Shaun eats two bread bowls and I eat one in a sitting, so we have just enough for two nights. Not the fanciest meal in the world, but hey, we're not the fanciest people in the world.

1 comment:

Jules said...

Wow! That looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.