Franks and Beans

Franks and Beans
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  • 4Servings


  • 3/4 pound dried pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 4 large cloves garlic
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 12 ounce package nitrate-free turkey hot dogs, such as Applegate Farms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


In a large saucepan, bring the beans, garlic and 6 cups water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover partially and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beans are very tender, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Season with salt.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the turkey hot dogs and cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Add the chile powder and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the tomato sauce. Add the mixture to the beans and stir well.