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Easy Bean & Cheese-Topped Hot Dogs

Total Time
19 min
12 min
7 min
We take franks and beans to another level with this spiced baked bean and gooey cheddar cheese topping. It’s an easy, tasty riff on chili dogs that kids—and the young at heart—will love. This is ideal backyard barbecue fare, but also can be made by grilling hot dogs and buns in a grill pan on the stovetop to enjoy any time you crave an all-American favorite.


Canned baked beans with pork

16 oz, drained

Uncooked onion

3 Tbsp, chopped

Unsweetened dill pickle

2 Tbsp, chopped

Dijon mustard

2 tsp

Light beef or pork hot dog

8 item(s)

Reduced calorie hot dog bun

8 item(s)

Shredded reduced fat Mexican-style cheese

½ cup(s)


½ cup(s), chopped


  1. Heat grill to high.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine beans, onion, pickle and mustard; microwave on high until heated through, about 1-2 minutes. Cover to keep warm; set aside.
  3. Grill hot dogs until browned in spots, about 3-4 minutes. Grill buns until grill marks appear. Place a hot dog on each bun; top each with 2 heaping Tbsp bean mixture and 1 Tbsp cheese. Return hot dogs to grill; cover and cook until cheese melts, 1 minute. Serve garnished with scallions.
  4. Serving size: 1 topped hot dog