Abeles & Heymann Beer & Franks Baked Beans
Posted on 18 June 2015
Recipe by Busy in Brooklyn
Beer & Franks Baked Beans
1 small onion, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 15oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 12oz. pkg Abeles & Heymann beer flavored hot dogs
1 1/2 bottles beer (from 12oz. bottles, use the leftovers for drinking!)
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste
pinch of cayenne, optional
Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add the tomato paste and saute for a few minutes to caramelize. Add the remaining ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Allow it to boil for a few minutes so some of the alcohol cooks out. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the mixture thickens to a saucy consistency.
ALCOHOL-FREE-OPTION: Use 2 1/2 cups of stock instead of beer. Simmer until the mixture thickens to a saucy consistency.
VARIATION: Use Abeles & Heymann’s no-nitrate hot dogs for a healthier alternative.
NOTE: This recipe is on the sweet side. If desired, saute a chopped jalapeno with the onion/garlic for added heat.