Poor Chase :( I hope his weekend gets better. Last night as I was getting supper on the table my children were running, jumping and acting crazy. It was raining outside and I'll blame it on not being able to go out and burn off their energy. Chase's metal pedal tractor was driven into the living room and Sophie ended up shoving Chase down and he hit is lip on the tire and bit it from the top and bottom. Blood was pouring out of his poor mouth. I cleaned him up and put an ice cube on it. Me and Brad took shifts eating because he wanted to be held. I know it hurt really bad. Poor little guy. He's been having bad luck the past few days! On the up-side, this beanie-weenie casserole turned out really good. I know I posted beanie-weenies a while back, but these taste completely different. I was browsing Mommy's Kitchen (if you have never visited this blog you MUST immediately) and spotted this casserole. I was excited to try it because it had BBQ sauce in it and my last beanie-weenies didn't. It's also baked and not cooked stove top, which is a plus because I had trouble with my last ones wanting to scorch. I did make some minor adjustments to the recipe. The original called for browning the dogs in butter, but I used my awesome Paula Deen non-stick pan to do the job without having to use the butter. The smell of browning them brought back childhood memories. My dad use to split them in half and fry them and make sandwiches out of them. They were so yummy and I had forgotten about them! I also added the pepper and onion powder. These were excellent. Quick, easy, inexpensive. It was only 87 cents per servings and could have been less if I would have bought the cheaper hot dogs. We all agreed the last beanie-weenies were good, but these were EXCELLENT! Thanks Mommy's Kitchen. I have made several of your recipes and they're great every time :)
BBQ BEANIE-WEENIE CASSEROLE
1 pkg. hot dogs
2 cans pork and beans
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp pepper
Cut dogs in slices and then cut slices in half (you have half circle shaped dogs). Saute until light brown. In a bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Add browned dogs, mix, and pour into lightly greased casserole dish. Bake 30 minutes at 400.
*They are great with corn muffins. The Jiffy mix cooks at the same temperature, so you can put them in the oven together.
Poor Chase and his bummed-up lip :( His upper lip is so swollen, it doesn't even look like him!