My sweetie and I went to his brother's for dinner last night, and we brought them a vat of Beans and Weenies. I came up with this idea a few weeks ago and was surprised to find poor search results on pinterest and google.
The recipes I found didn't seem developed enough, not enough flavor or spices. Opportunity!
I don't create many of my own recipes, but I think this one will count. I had a basic idea of what should be in the 'stew:' barbecue sauce, brown sugar, onion, tomato, beans, hot dogs...
Oh it turned out so much better than I could have imagined. Just beans and weenies. Yep.
So everyone's getting ready to go back to school? Still no babies for us so I'm thinking more about summer sales and getting excited to wear boots again.
I had so much fun doing my makeup for date night this weekend that I felt it necessary to put up an instagram of my face. I feel cheesy doing selfies, but I was trying to show off my eye makeup. I used the first Naked Palette, some black kohl eyeliner from Rimmel which was new for me, and lipstick from Estee Lauder in Crystal Baby. Fun! Dressing up is important to me because it's my reward for all my dieting and exercising.
In other news, I'm really upset over this business between CBS and Time Warner Cable. I can't wait to drop them and get Uverse when it's available in my neighborhood. Is this bothering you? Please complain! I've tweeted, called, facebooked, and now it's in my blog.
Beans & Weenies
- 8oz bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 15oz cans pinto beans with onion
- 1 15oz can light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 15oz can diced tomatoes with chiles
- 13oz pkg cocktail weenies, quartered
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste (next time I'll try a 6oz can)
- 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tbsp ground mustard
- 1/2 Tbsp garlic salt
- Corn Muffins for serving
Heat your nonstick saute pan on medium. Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Cook your bacon in the saute pan until it's browned. My bacon didn't render a pond of grease like it usually does--don't pour grease into the slow cooker. Get rid of that before you deglaze. Remove the bacon from the pan and use the 1/4 cup of water to deglaze the pan and pour those bits and the liquid into the slow cooker. Let the bacon cool and drain on paper towels and then chop it up.
Add everything else and the chopped bacon to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours.
Serve with corn muffins.
Have a great week.