Try this Western Beans n Franks recipe, or contribute your own.
Soak beans according to directions. Add salt and simmer 1 hour. Saute bacon. Drain beans, reserving bean liquid. In bean pot or deep casserole, combine beans with sauteed bacon, onion, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, cloves, orange peel, diced orange and 1-1/2 cups reserved bean liquid. Cover and bake in a 325-degree oven 3 to 4 hours. Arrange frankfurters in beans. Bake, uncovered, 1/2 hour longer, adding more reserved bean liquid if necessary. Garnish with orange wedges. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Copyright IDAHO BEAN COMMISSION P.O.Box 9433...Boise, Idaho 83707
sgrishka 6y agoMy nieces wanted to prepare dinner for their young girlfriends who were coming for a sleep-over. They wanted to make beans and franks. We could have taken the easy way out and bought some baked beans, add hot dogs and brown sugar and bake them for a while, like I used to do when I was a kid. But no, the girls would have none of that and insisted on making beans from seratch. So we gave this recipe a try but used small white beans in place of the great northerns and pintos. The recipe did not disappoint...it was easy to make, tasted terrific, and was a hit with the kids!