Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mama's Beans and Franks

Okay, I must confess...I dogs!  There!  I said it!  It is one processed, mystery meat that I can't fully give up.  I love a good hot dog every now and then!  Unfortunately, in trying to stretch every penny I can, I found something new to do with my hot dogs.  The idea isn't new by any means, but me doing it is totally new!

I took these ingredients
Did you notice I tried to find the healthiest
looking franks I could find at the super
store?  That counts for something, right?  :)
And I made this!

Yes, I know.  It's so impressive!  I've really out-done myself this time!  LOL!  Hey!  It was cheap and easy!  What can I say?
To make it, I soaked one pound of pintos.  I poured off the soaking water and then added water to about an inch above the beans and put them on the stove to cook.  After the beans came to a boil, I added a slightly rounded tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon beef base.  (The next time I make them, I am going to try using only half a tablespoon.  The beans turned out a little too salty for our taste.)  When the beans were done, I chopped five franks and added them to the beans.  I cooked the beans a little longer to heat the franks through.  Then I served with homemade cornbread and grapes! 

 So there is one of my simple, inexpensive meals!  I welcome your inexpensive ideas!  :)

Until we meet again, may you be blessed!


  1. YES! Super frugal and the kids love it!

    Garlic Eggs and Pasta is our simple frugal favorite!

  2. :) That's sounds similar to a dish we like also, but I would like to know how you make your eggs and pasta.