Beanie Weenies

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A bowl of Beanie Weenies

Beanie Weenies, also called Frank 'n Beans, is a dish that can be a main item or a side. Often served in informal settings, it is similar to pork and beans, but substitutes hot dog for pork. July 13 is National Bean 'n Franks Day in The United States.

History[edit]

Baked beans were among the first canned "convenience foods" to emerge in the United States, dating back to the civil war.[1] The exact originator of the concept of combining hot dogs and baked beans is unknown. Van Camp's owns the name Beanee Weenee. Other brands are sold under alternative names such as Franks & Beans.[2][3][4]

Ingredients[edit]

Standard ingredients include baked beans, skinless hot dogs, brown sugar, onion, mustard, BBQ sauce, various herbs and spices. Recipes vary from regions and countries around the world.

Nutritional information[edit]

Based on one serving size of one can of the Van Camp's Beanee Weenee:[5] Calories:240 Total Fat:8g Saturated Fat: 3.0g Cholesterol:40mg Sodium:990mg Total Carbohydrates:29.0g Dietary Fiber:8.0g Sugars:8.0g Protein:18.0g

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Bean 'n Franks Day". Mahalo.com. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Hot Dogs, History of the Hot Dog, Hot Dog History, History and Legends of Hot Dogs, Hotdogs". Whatscookingamerica.net. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  3. ^ "American Food Holidays". Tfdutch.com. 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Beanie Weenies Recipe - Food.com - 219761". Food.com. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Calories in Van Camp's - Original Beanie Weenies, 1 can | Nutrition and Health Facts". Caloriecount.about.com. Retrieved 2013-10-02.