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Beans and Franks Bake Recipe

Beans and Franks Bake Recipe

“I have made this casserole several times, and it’s always a hit,” reports Roxanne VanGelder of Rochester, New Hampshire. The kid-pleasing combo has a sweet flavor from the baked beans and the corn bread topping. “The recipe saves on pans to wash if all were cooked separately,” Roxanne adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans
  • 4 hot dogs, sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the beans, hot dogs, bacon, ketchup, brown sugar and onion. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese; top with corn bread batter.
  • 2. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake the second casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 3. To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 687 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1886mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 10g fiber), 24g protein.

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Krystle23 User ID: 7259490 254362
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"I would recommend adding way more wieners and bacon than the recipe says. There was barely enough to make the second 8x8 dish. However, it was very tasty, my brothers who I made this for loved it. I used Bushes brown sugar hickory beans, and only added 1/4 cup brown sugar because there's already an insane amount of sugar in this. My diabetic husband said he didn't want to go anywhere near this lol."

Anneanddavidskitchen User ID: 8457425 231120
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"I used Baked Beans with Brown Sugar (what I had on hand) and it turned out too sweet. I added some yellow mustard and it balanced out fine. Wanted a little more flavor and moistness to the cornbread, so I used a Jiffy Cornbread recipe that had Creamed Corn in it. Worked well. The family liked it and we'll have it again sometime.."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 227420
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

"Revamped to leave out the wheat/corn. Omitted the sugar (enough sugar in the beans & ketchup.) So it became beans and wieners in a crockpot with onion powder & cooked uncured turkey bacon. Pretty tasty!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 225846
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"Loved this recipe! I made it exactly as written and served it with some fresh pineapple on the side."

henryjmommy User ID: 6290023 70241
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"Made a few changes. beef sausage instead of hotdogs (had a coupon), grilled the onions in the bacon fat, used Bush's Baked Beans (another coupon deal), added some garlic salt and pepper to spice up, and used GF cornbread mix."

aprilealp User ID: 6978668 158412
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"This was a fun recipe. Thanks. I twisted it up a bit. I used Bush's canned beans and added a can of black beans and a small can of rotel original. We are empty nesters and usually eat a lot healthier. But my husband had this craving for beans and franks and voila! Thanks again."

goldynboy User ID: 6835627 63812
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

"Wasn't sure how this would go over at my party. It was delicious and a big hit. What great comfort food. I left out the mozzarella cheese cause I didn't see the point. It was still excellent. Thanks for this."

collectorkerri User ID: 212062 137982
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"We thought this casserole was OK, but prefer the Sloppy Joe Under a Bun (also a Taste of Home recipe) in terms of casseroles that have bread on the top. I think maybe with the beans and cornbread both it is just a little too sweet for our taste."

sasha legg User ID: 5598934 110277
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"this was very easy to make and to have one in the freezer was nice"

amethystra User ID: 1679864 63804
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"I didn't really care for this recipe much. It could be that the canned beans that I had already were sweet with brown sugar. There are many other recipes that I prefer to make."

bygrace7 User ID: 6178302 90664
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"So good and a wonderful casserole for the cooler fall season."

MrsKase User ID: 3265136 156293
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"I used Bush's Best Grillin beans in Texas Ranchero, I also made my cornbread batter from scratch, the recipe is on the Quaker Corn Meal container, it is very easy. This was very good, I will make again!"

juliesprincess User ID: 1363224 90602
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"My husband and I loved it!

The bacon is a great contrast to the sweetness of the beans. Definitely is going into our rotation of favorite meals."

JulieMarae User ID: 5549970 158411
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"easy and pleased everyone who ate it tonight. Only change I made was leaving off the cheese. Thank you for the recipe. I will make it again."

brkornhaus User ID: 118422 63803
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"This was good, but my personal preference would be to reduce or omit the brown sugar next time. It was very sweet. I will also use only one box of corn bread mix, as I like the beans better than the corn bread."

Schemer User ID: 5262887 141696
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"This was wonderful!"

BekkaHagen User ID: 4737755 163399
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"I made this for the first time tonight and my husband went gaga! He is an extremely picky eater and hardly anything gets raves. This did! :)"

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 163398
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"I had my nieces over, so thought I would make a kid friendly meal. It went over big with everyone, including adults."

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