1 largest can of BBQ baked beans (or preferred side dish beans)
1 box of cornbread mix
Sliced bell peppers
Cooked and crumbled bacon
Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
Prepare the Casserole Dish: Grease a 9×13 casserole dish to prevent sticking.
Combine Hot Dogs and Beans: In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped hot dogs and the largest can of BBQ baked beans. If you prefer, you can use your own bean mixture or any side dish beans of your choice. Stir well to ensure the hot dogs are evenly distributed throughout the beans.
Add Optional Ingredients: Customize your casserole by adding any optional ingredients you desire. This could include shredded cheese, diced onions, jalapeños, sliced bell peppers, or cooked and crumbled bacon. Mix them in with the hot dogs and beans.
Prepare the Cornbread: Follow the instructions on the cornbread mix box to prepare the batter. Typically, this involves mixing the cornbread mix with water or milk. Ensure the batter is well-mixed and smooth.
Assemble the Casserole: Pour the hot dog and bean mixture into the greased casserole dish, spreading it out evenly. Next, pour the prepared cornbread batter over the top, covering the hot dog and bean mixture.
Bake in the Oven: Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown and cooked through.
Serve and Enjoy: Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. Cut into squares or scoops, and serve this budget-friendly, quick, and tasty Beans and Weens Casserole!
Feel free to experiment with additional ingredients or toppings based on your preferences. Enjoy your easy and delicious meal!