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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saucy Franks with Rice

When I first ran across this recipe years ago, I wasn't sure what to think. I'm not particularly fond of hot dogs - but my boys love them. (I can't seem to get past the horror stories I was told as a child of "what goes into hot dogs") Truthfully, at the time, I needed some budget-friendly recipes. I saw the original recipe in a Quick-Cooking magazine and decided to give it a try. My boys liked it so much, I immediately put the recipe in our binder. I have modified it a bit over time to suit my family's tastes. Although I have never tried it, I have thought about replacing the hot dogs with chicken. It is a quick, cheap and filling dinner. 

Saucy Franks with Rice
Yield: 6-8 servings

½ lb. bacon strips, diced
1 small onion, chopped
⅓ cup green pepper, chopped
2 stalks  of celery, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
¾ cup ketchup
¼ tsp. chili powder, heaping
1 pkg. (1 lb.) hot dogs, cut into bite-sized pieces
Pineapple chunks or tidbits, drained, optional
Cooked rice

In a medium saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; set aside. Drain bacon grease, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Saute the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in the drippings until tender. Add pineapple juice, ketchup and chili powder; mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the hot dogs and return to a boil. Reduce heat and cover; simmer 8 minutes or until the hot dogs are heated through. Stir in the pineapple, if desired and cook another 3-5 minutes or until the pineapple are heated through. Mix in bacon. Serve over rice.

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Must be a boy thing, my son ate so many hot dogs when he was little I thought he was going to turn into one, lol. Will have to make this the next time he visits. Pinning.

  2. I would definitely replace them with chicken to try it. My kids actually don't care for hot dogs. I know, that's odd ;). Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  3. Love that this recipe is budget friendly (and quick to cook on top of that)! I'm always looking for reasonably priced, yet tasty dinners.


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