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Summer Fun and Beans and Dogs Recipe


Here in South Florida it is full blown summer. The thunderstorms and humidity are in full force. It has been raining on and off all week. Some of it is due to the summer rain and the rest happens to be a tropical mess in the Gulf that is effecting the Southern tip of Florida right now. Unfortunately as I mentioned it is humid. Rain and humidity do not mix. Just this week I spent some time curling my hair, spraying it, etc. Within 10 minutes of being outside it looked like I just woke up and left the house, not one curl in sight.

Those of course, are the not so great things about summer in South Florida. There are of course, many great things that make me proud to live in the Sunshine state. The beach, is definitely one of them. We love to go to the beach and spend the day body surfing in the waves, playing a little paddle ball, and just walking the beach looking for shells. If there is enough adults I can actually catch a quick nap, which is by far one of my favorite things to do at the beach.

A great day at the beach is always better with a cook out. We usually pack up the hot dogs,hamburgers, and side dishes and after a few hours playing we walk to the top of the hill to get started on lunch. One of the dishes that is always requested at our cook outs is my husbands beans. My sister absolutely loves them, so now they are pretty much a staple. In honor of the summer and tomorrow being the last day of school I had hubby cook up some beans tonight and I added something a little extra special, Hebrew National hot dogs. When mixed together you have one great meal! The kids have no idea they are eating the low fat version and that the are all beef.


Beans and Dogs (Chris Shibley)


  • Canned Beans
  • 1/2 cup dried minced onions
  • 1/2-2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • Hebrew National Hot Dogs


Drain canned beans and mix all ingredients together well in a sauce pan. Let simmer on med-low for about 10 minutes. Then turn the heat down to low until the desired temperature. You don’t want to over heat the beans or leave them on the stove too long or they will become mushy.

I too love my husbands beans which is a big change from when I was a kid and would request my mother put my beans in the refrigerator to get cold while she prepared baked beans for the rest of the family.

Hebrew National tastes great because, for more than 100 years, we’ve adhered to the highest quality standards. Hebrew National Franks are made with premium cuts of 100% pure kosher beef, and contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no by-products, and no fillers. Premium taste and high quality every time, for any occasion. That’s our guarantee. Learn about even more reasons to love Hebrew National, and tell us why you love them, too!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hebrew National.You may read more of my disclosure here.

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. Maria Iemma says:

    Love beans and Hebrew National Hot dogs — I have not tried the Bush beans but have seen them advertised on TV. Easy peasy recipe.

  2. two of my fav brands and foods – I haven’t had this in waaaay too long! Yum!!! easy, too.

  3. we make a lot of our own beans too. Except this last time when I didn’t let them soak long enough and I ended up with junk.

  4. I love hotdogs, and believe it or not, I’ve never eaten them in beans…

  5. This is a fun recipe! My grandma used to make something like this for us as kids ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. We have some Hebrew national in the fridge right now, I just need the beans!

  7. Frank and beans….what a simple and delicious meal.

  8. I am a bean freak. Love em! Never really got into hot dogs though.

  9. I can’t tell you the last time I had beans & dogs!

  10. Sarah L says:

    Hot dogs & beans was a frequent meal when I was growing up. I still like it.

  11. We love hot dogs during the summer too. Thought we aren’t too big fans on frank and beans together.

  12. I have not had hot dogs and beans in ages. I am sure my kids would adore the combination!

  13. My son’s favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. We’ve been in summer mode forever it seems here too — and now I’m in the mood for hot dogs. Darn.

  15. I have never tried their low fat version.

  16. My gang would totally eat this up!

  17. Classic dish! I’ve never served this to my boys, but they do love hot dogs – and beans!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. My kids love this dish so much.

  19. That sounds completely amazing! Totally trying this.

  20. My kids love beans and dogs!

  21. My kids would love this!

  22. Leilani says:

    Would you believe me if I said I’ve never had beans and dogs before? Looks yummy, though… and simple enough that I can’t screw it up.

  23. My husband makes some awesom beans too – he has always added lil smokies or wieners and we usually have it in the winter since he makes a huge crockpot of it.

  24. Michelle E says:

    Great for a potluck park picnic!

  25. I have had beans and franks in ages. It sounds like a great easy dinner to make when it is to hot to cook after working all day. Thanks.

  26. christina moore says:

    My granddaughter would love this

  27. Michelle F. says:

    nice and easy. will be trying this

  28. DENISE SMITH says:

    this sounds really good i will try this recipe my family will like this

  29. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

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