Lunch / Dinner
Boston Bean Dogs
When it comes to topping hot dogs, why should ketchup or mustard be all there is to choose from? Practically all of the world can be your hot dog topper. Boston Bean Dogs take inspiration from the classic New England dish. Much like canned pork and beans, these sweet and tangy beans complement the salty, savory dogs.
Test Kitchen Tip
You can make the beans ahead, then just warm them up before you’re ready to eat. It’s also easy to double the recipe if you want a quick and easy any time side dish.
Cook bacon in a saucepan until crisp; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and pour off all but 1 Tbsp. drippings.
Sauté ¼ cup onion and garlic in drippings over medium-high heat until softened.
Deglaze pan with water, scraping up any brown bits, then stir in maple syrup, molasses, vinegar, and mustard. Add beans, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer beans until heated through and sauce is syrupy, about 10 minutes.
Serve hot dogs in buns topped with beans, onion, and bell pepper.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 1215mg 50%
Carbs 44g 14%
Fiber 4g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.