Beanie Weenies

These Beanie Weenies are absolutely yummy – WAY better than canned beanie weenies too and nearly as simple too!

Homemade Beanie Weenies

Today’s recipe is brought to you all by request of my lovely 12 year old daughter – because she begged me to post it.  It’s her favorite meal of all.  She absolute begs me for it, and I don’t mind making it since it’s no sweat off my back.

It’s absolutely fool-proof, totally easy, and incredibly budget friendly too.  Plus, it tastes much, much better than those little cans of beanie weenies.  You will rarely find me without a can of Bush’s Baked Beans in my pantry for the sole purpose of this little recipe. Dinner arrives on the table in record time with minimal effort, perfect for a quick homemade meal after a long day’s work – or when you don’t have much time.  Heck, it’s even good when you do have plenty of time because it gives you more time for you.

It can be prepared on the stovetop in about 15 minutes or so, or you can even pop it in the crockpot on low for 2-4 hours.  It’s easily doubled & tripled for larger groups of people.  And it’s super cheap to make – depending on the prices/sales in your area, it costs about $0.75 or less for each serving.

Budget friendly is an understatement! 

Here’s what you need:

Homemade Beanie Weenies

Slice up 4-5 hot dogs.  You can use any kind you want – beef, turkey, pork, nitrate free, whatever.  I like my weenies in the all beef form 🙂

Turn the heat to medium high, and cook your weenies in a hot skillet until browned.

(Tip: You can also skip the browning part of the hot dogs, and combine everything in a crockpot – and cook on low for 2-4 hours)

Homemade Beanie Weenies

Sprinkle 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top of your weenies, depending on how sweet you want your finished product to be. I like mine pretty sweet, so I use 1/2 cup.

Homemade Beanie Weenies

Pour on a can of Bush’s Baked Beans. I like the Country Style version myself the best, but you use your favorite.

Homemade Beanie Weenies

There’s a little piece of seasoning meat that comes in there, you can add that too – or give it to any furry bystanders instead. You might get some wet thankful kisses in return 🙂

Homemade Beanie WeeniesLet the mixture cook  on low/medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring often – for flavors to meld.

Serve while hot.

Homemade Beanie Weenies

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Homemade Beanie Weenies


  • 4-5 hot dogs sliced
  • 1 28 oz can Bush's Baked Beans Country Style is my favorite
  • ¼ cup - ½ cup light brown sugar


  • In a hot skillet, cook the sliced hot dogs until browned on medium heat. Sprinkle on the brown sugar, and stir the hot dogs. Pour in the can of Bush's Baked Beans. Stir; cook on low/medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Alternate cooking method: Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Cook on low for 2-4 hours.
These Homemade Beanie Weenies are absolutely yummy - WAY better than canned beanie weenies too and nearly as simple too!