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Pan of beanie weenies with green napkin
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5 from 6 votes


This recipe shows the reader how to make beanie weenies like a pro using ingredients they probably have in their own kitchen!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make beanie weenies, beanie weenie recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker


  • can opener
  • Frying Pan
  • spatula
  • spoon
  • measuring cups and spoons


  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 8 all beef hot dogs any brand - standard length or bun length
  • 30 oz pork and beans If not using pork and beans, refer to notes at the bottom of recipe. 30 oz = 2, 15 oz cans.
  • 1/3 Cup Molasses
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayene pepper
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbs yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Pour the oil into a frying pan and allow it to become hot over medium heat.  
  • Cut the hot dogs into disks and add to the oil.  Heat over medium heat until you note some crispy edges and caramelization of the exterior of the hot dog. 
  • If you have a large enough skillet, continue by adding the ingredients to the skillet.  If you prefer to now pour these into a sauce pan, then do so.  Prefer to slow cook or to use the oven?  Follow those instructions that are listed in the post. 
  • Do NOT Drain the cans of pork and beans (there are added flavorings in the pork and beans).
  • Mix all of the ingredients in a medium sized saucepan and place on the stove
  • Set on medium heat and cook till bubbly throughout, even when stirred.
  • Serve hot.



  • It is fine to substitute the following for the Molasses:  Brown sugar, equal amount: Grape Jelly equal amount, White sugar 2 Tbs.  Maple syrup, equal amount.
  • Perhaps you have whole onion and garlic.  It is fine to substitute those, just cook them till soft in a tablespoon of butter before adding any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not add salt and pepper until cooked, then taste and add if needed.
  • If you are using another kind of bean besides the pork and beans, you will need to drain your beans well, double all ingredients BESIDES the beans and add a 8 oz can of tomato sauce to your beans. 


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1357mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 4mg