This is also great for summer picnics and cookouts. Top with bacon. Fond memories! In Midwest Swedish Beans are soooo good. We always had baked beans , franks and brown bread (drenched in butter), Saturday nights. The Pilgrims would bake beans Saturday night so they wouldn’t have to cook on the Sabbath. Mostly the baked beans were served with hot dogs, with yellow mustard and sweet relish. Step 3 Add hot dogs, beans, and next 4 ingredients to skillet. On the other side of my dad’s family, his aunt told me her family would make up sandwiches to sell at the local factory, that her dad would take with him to sell to anyone who needed a meal. However,two things that come to mind: THe first is that I grew up in a small town, and whenever there was a bake sale, Mrs. M always contributed homemade baked beans for sale. Serve for a side dish or a main. Especially Easter, they go SO well with ham. The manager decided not carry it anymore until several of us transplanted New Englanders complaigned…He brought it back….Some times I hunt thru the store to find it. My Dad who was born in 1950 said they had a specific meal they’d have each day of the week and Franks & Beans were on Mondays I think, not Saturdays. Closest thing to New England split buns I have found nationally are the King’s Hawaiian brand. 4 Tbs butter, bacon fat, or a combination of the … "We like a buffet with all the family here. Like little morsels of candy, laced with cut hotdogs, topped with a squirt of yellow mustard. Loved this article and all the comments. Fast quick and easy...and I bet you already have most of these ingredients Make sure to serve with a nice roll Hot dogs, green beans, potatoes and bacon combine to make a hearty meal. Both parents grew up in the depression years,Dad was a WWII veteran and both valued good food and nutrition. 1 small onion, diced small 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp tomato paste 2 15oz. I am happy to say she is still a tough New England lady … she turned 100 years old last August and is going on 101 this year, still living in her own home (we all live nearby and help her out). 1 medium white or yellow onion, chopped. Eventually I learned to simulate a bean-hole supper by heating the brown, juicy morsels on the lowest setting for a half an hour and not interfering with them in any way. Leftovers were for breakfast on Sunday, Spot on! We still have B&M baked beans, franks, and B&M brownbread here in FL. They were the best. 1 lb. The baked beans on Saturday were usually the wonderful home baked ones. I never understood why anyone likes them, they have way too much too crust all around them. Beans and Franks. CONNECT WITH SAVORY … I’m NOT a native-born New Englander – was born near Lake Ontario in upstate New York – but I believe I AM a New Englander by heart-and-soul. Those, other style of hot dog rolls are hot dog buns. Thanks to Yankee doll Magazine we can share our memories. Baked beans were (and are) THE staple for every family gathering based on my great-aunts recipe (who still usually makes them). Now we lived next door to family, aunts/uncles and grandparents, so being the eldest grandchild, the other being much young; I was given the job of going house to house to collect everyone’s pan and bring them back their share of Saturday night’s beans, from the home of whichever family member had baked that Saturday night’s beans. I always turned the burner on high. I got to wondering about weekly food traditions. And yes, Sat. Yesterday while making the brown bread, my house smelled like childhood memories. I somehow thought that just eating a bowl of beans, hot dogs, and sweet potatoes wouldn’t be enough dinner, but now that I write it out like that, it totally sounds like a full meal. Pic also shows that the bread (which I see in cans in my grocery stores in Cleveland, Ohio) is toasted. Cooked low and slow until the beans were thick. That was heresy to the baking of beans. I’m from Brooklyn and we had it every Saturday night..my daughter asked where did it come from. on Saturday night it was baked beans, steamed brown bread and steak…no hot dogs at my house..I loved eating at my friends house because they had HOT DOGS…her Father use to say “I’ll go to your house and eat steak”. By the way, I am a New Englander through my mom. Some folks asked about bean pots. White Zin will work or any Rose for that matter. I’ve no idea what made them so special. As a teenager, I would get invites to friends on Saturday for supper that didn’t do beans and franks. Never did have Brown Bread though which I guess never reached our area but wanting to try it. Cover entire skillet with foil. Keeps well, and serves a lot of people," says JJOHN32. Thanks for the memories. My grandmother baked her own beans from scratch and those were the best. Sunday was always the day for a roast of some kind served midday. I am an original Mainer. To this day I despise any kind of brown beans. Boy oh boy what a great meal! yes, many places in and near Sarasota sell New England style (top cut) hot dog rolls. Every Saturday and we usually bought the beans from Vic’s Bakery in Lowell, MA. Then after 6:00 up up Mechanic Street to Mrs. Hammond’s house on Mechanic Court (just down the hollow behind Gerry School) She baked beans and brown bread for the whole neighborhood on her old wood fired black stove. In our house we ate what was set before us . I had this overwhelming craving for Boston brown bread. Oh, how I remember the beans baking in the oven (heated by the oil stove) all day on Saturday and savoring them with the hot dogs and home made brown bread and home canned bread & butter pickles every Saturday night. I'd select something on the sweet side to pair with the spice in the franks and beans. dried white beans. Occasionally have them myself. night and Sunday meals were the best. So for the “modern” cook (i.e., needing shortcuts), which beans should be used, how are they heated (in a saucepan or in the oven??). Good or bad? brown bread smothered with butter and I like to … Campbell's Beans & Franks are perfect for any occasion. To my dad, franks and beans night meant bean sandwiches on white bread the next day. Beans, franks and brown bread. A bit of history as I seem someone else had a neighbor who baked beans and sold them on Saturday evenings. Cook them slowly!”. Do people still have them? Never liked beans and franks. Thanks to everyone who takes the time and trouble to comment – you’re enriching my life and I’m sure many others! I never converted my wife or daughter to brown bread, so I just have that by myself as a snack or toasted for breakfast like my grandparents used to do back in RI. As far as making children eat food that they don’t like, I too was brought up to eat what served. We’ve all been cooking them this way for many years and most people have never had them this way. Sweet-Sour Cole Slaw: 1 tablespoon nonfat sour cream Mom always served our franks and beans with warm brown bread and softened butter that melted so beautifully into all the little air holes on the bread slices. How’s that for a healthy salad? My dad was from Maine too.Saturday nights were not dogs beans and molasses(all Maine houses keep molasses) If we are lucky we had brown bread, loved it. It was usually thrifty. Didn’t those go with beans too? So, that led me to craving Boston baked beans which I’m cooking as I write. It has been in the bread section, The baking section, the veggie section, until we convinced him to put it in the bean section…He now carries the B & M baked beans as well. I live in Massachusetts and had beans and franks every Saturday night. Did you grow up eating franks and beans on Saturday night? Add beans and stir to blend. Will have to look for a good recipe and plan on cooking up some beans, substitute the franks with bratwurst and some brown bread. New England style hot dog rolls, is there any other perfect roll to serve a hot dog in? My dad’s great aunts used to tell me how their grandmother, who ran a boarding house, would cook large pots of beans and sell them to the folks who worked in the local shoe factories, to purchase an inexpensive hot meal to bring home to the family or take to work. Serve heated, chilled or at room temperature. .now I know ????. I knew a guy in Townshend VT that had a stand on the common and he sold ESSEM. I think she said her dad was a factory foreman and this served two purposes, a wee bit more cash for his family and workers who didn’t bring a meal, could purchase an inexpensive sandwich and not be hungry on the job. I make beans using Jacob cattle beans from Freyburg, Maine, I grew up in Ct. My Dad was a born and raised Vermonter. Why on earth would you force a child to eat something she hates? Spread butter on some bread and put the warm beans on and I was a happy child. That was WAY TOO MUCH FOOD, and believe me, I can eat a lot! Putting a large piece of fat pork, with a “command that this was for my father” the brown bread was wrapped and place on top of the beans and off I went back to the house. Mix together onion, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. When baked beans were on the menu they were always started the day before, (as was the turkey when it was to be served) , and we were tantallized by the aroma for a day before they were served! Fill the bowl with barbecue baked beans then top with Smith’s hot dog slices. Read the what to serve with baked beans discussion from the Chowhound Home Cooking, Baked Beans food community. And it was every Sunday night! They are all healthy adults with no psychological issues being made to eat what my mother cooked. If you don't like hot dogs, make the dish with ham, spicy smoked sausage, or turkey ham. Left over bean sandwich with slice of onion, mustard and a little mayo. The worst thing was mixed vegetables Because in the 50s a meal was put on the table and you either ate it or you didn’t. Some Saturday night’s I’m the only one eating beans & hot dogs. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. If you like a little more flavor, add some salt, pepper and crushed garlic to the creamed beans when blending. Can still see them stopping by for their “take out” . Beans and franks are a given in New Eng on Sat night/Sun is morning Church….beans give you GAS just thinking is that y they call Church benches… “PEWS”. Hot dogs, green beans, potatoes and bacon combine to make a hearty meal. My family can be traced back to the original settlers from the area I’m from so I wonder if that has anything to do with having baked beans be a deeply rooted staple in my family? All too often the bean critic would shout from the living room, “Don’t ruin the beans! Most people are used to just having the liquidy version straight from the can. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. I had forgotten about Maple Leaf Franks, but yes, we ate them and the Friend’s baked beans. Usually for quick dinners we’d put the same ingredients in a stove pot and simmer them down instead of doing the hours long cooking which was more for special occasions. Always on Wonder Bread! I now try just about as many foods from different cultures. This ode to franks and beans is an excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Because our parents grew up in the depression where they had little choice on the food that was available. The beans were amazing and I was the first to stab a knockwurst and listen for the pop that they made. Our eldest daughter hated beans, but her father insisted she eat every bean on her plate. Yes, every Saturday. With the left over beans we loved to make bean sandwiches, recipie: bread, mayonnaise and as many beans as you could squeeze between the bread. I grew up in Lisbon, Maine and it was tradition to have beans, franks and brown bread on Saturday night. Serve with sweet-sour cole slaw. The best. And I’m just remembering codfish cakes that we ate on fridays. Imagine… New Englanders who never tasted a baked bean as a child. But always beans and franks on Saturday! My mom (small town N H) was renowned for her baked beans and made them for nearly every town “supper” in the 50s & 60s. North of Boston it was Maple Leaf Franks and Friendly’s Baked Beans. My family were (are) swamp Yankees from way back. I like to serve something green. For hot dogs ,Maple Leaf ruled the roost,with Armour Star brand the also-ran. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! I’m not from New England but have a deep affinity for all things New England. I HAVE TO AGREE WITH HOWARD. For health reasons that is not allowed today. My six year old self was concerned because I had never had anything for Saturday night supper except franks, beans, and brown bread. Hot summer nights, cold snowy nights. Never once did I make or serve baked beans to my kids. Putting a large piece of fat pork, with a “command that this was for my father” the brown bread was wrapped and place on top of the beans and off I went back to the house. Want to kick … But *why* franks and beans every Saturday night? MMMMM…!! As beans absorb the water, add cool water to cover the beans by 2 inches. This again depended upon Mom’s mood, thrifty or extravagent. That’s monstrous!! Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. 2 lowfat turkey franks, sliced thin. This was one of my favorite dishes my mom made us. And, while we watched Gunsmoke, we enjoyed popcorn made in our electric popper. You can serve this dish for an informal party at home or even at a community luncheon. He got the advice from many customers what’s the best dog. She was born near Woodland, Maine in August, 1917. Tradition is great. Or use chicken or turkey hot dogs. Turn mixture into a 2 quart casserole and bake at 300°F for 1 hour. I now try just about as many foods from different cultures. Not only did I grow up with baked beans & hot dogs on Saturday night, my grandmother would steam brown bread & bake beans to sell to regulars in the neighborhood. B&M beans were our family favorite. Grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts corner Mugford and Mechanic streets. Too bad that can’t be done today. If she didn’t have any, she would use a skimpy slice of bacon and if there were only two slices of bacon left in the package, she might use both, depending on her mood was thrifty or not. Baked beans and pork chops seemed extra special. My three sisters would have that scowl on their face while the three boys enjoyed the beans and homemade cornbread. No. Leftover cold beans on toast for Sunday Breakfast. I told my children and grandchildren to at least try it once, if they don’t like it then pass on it. But my father was from Maine. Much like it’s a common theme through New England history as some of the earliest settlers from our country settled there. I grew up in a tiny town in Eastern Long Island which has been described as more New England than NY. What should I serve with franks and beans? Franks ‘n’ Beans Supper Your hungry clan will clean their plates when you serve this creamy concoction from Marline Muckenhirn of Delano, Minnesota. Here are my favorites: Asiago Asparagus; Peas and Onions; Crunchy Baked Broccoli; This Franks and Beans recipe, aka Beanie Weenies, is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Chicago Dog Salad 03:34. A can of cream was expensive and mom preferred whip cream made from scratch, but not enough to make it for gingerbread topping. After our Saturday night of home baked beans or a Sunday night dinner of B&M canned beans, my mom would get out a package of gingerbread mix and bake a pan of gingerbread cake. Combine soup, water, thyme and pepper; add to skillet with potatoes and beans. Reading these inputs makes me want to go home and make up a pot of beans. If you are near Englewood or North Port Fl. B & M was the name of the bean game and I don’t even remember what kind of dogs we had. It's time for some good old beans and franks!!!! 3. Additionally, the NE style rolls are even best toasted or grilled with lobster salad. So the simple Saturday supper was a balance to the lovely Sunday dinner. My husband always loved left over baked bean sandwiches with a slice of onion. Click to Tweet. Your hungry clan will clean their plates when you serve this creamy concoction from Marline Muckenhirn of Delano, Minnesota. When people in Cleveland marvel at her age, I always say it’s because she was born in Maine!!! I learned that the tension between fast and slow, the yin-yang of trying to achieve excellence with franks and beans, was the secret of not only a great supper, but of a marriage as well. Saturday night was always beans and franks night for supper. Like one reader mentioned, family members living nearby received a container filled with beans as soon as they were cooked. That brings back fond memories. Kirschner’s hot dogs aren’t as good as they used to be when they were made in Augusta, Maine., but they are still better than most. He moved to Ct where we were raised. We grew up in Ct. Cole slaw would have been a good add but my mother often supplied her version of a salad which was one lettuce leaf with a slice of tomato on it and sugar atop that. Going to do the NE one this week! Make beans: Wash and pick over beans, removing and debris. My dad alternated between hot dogs and “scotch ham” for the meat, but always brown bread in the can warmed in the oven slathered with butter! So it was eat something you don’t like or starve. I told my children and grandchildren to at least try it once, if they don’t like it then pass on it. my mother was a transplant from Minnesota to Boston when a newlywed. 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