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Saucy Franks with Rice Recipe

"Here is a fast, flavorful, simple way to dress up plain old hot dogs," writes Roslyn Beal of Bremen, Georgia. Her hearty, economical mainstay comes in at only 43 cents per serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 package (1 pound) hot dogs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 5 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels; set aside. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings. Saute onion, green pepper, celery and garlic in drippings until tender. Add pineapple juice, ketchup, salt and chili powder; mix well. Bring to a boil. Add hot dogs; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 381 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 979 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer