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Cowboy Beans have just met their new “bacon”! These Hot Dog and Hamburger Cowboy Beans will knock your socks off with their unbelievable flavor and amazing taste! You won’t have to ring that dinner bell twice when these are on the table!

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Hot Dogs and Hamburgers go together like peanut butter and jelly, RIGHT?  When we light up the grill to make burgers we always throw on some Dogs too, we cannot resist! Sides always include Cowboy Beans, it’s just a requirement. IDK why. Well , yes I do because it they are soooo darn good!

Funny Story

This recipe really started on a day I was making cowboy beans and no bacon (GASP- I am pretty sure that is a sin) to be found in the house! Don’t you just hate when you are missing an ingredient?? I had been to the store a bazillion times already that week and vowed to not go back. Gotta get creative when that happens.

My son was having some boys over for hot dogs, hamburgers and swimming. I had so much to finish doing, going back to the store was not happenin’! And you know I had vowed!  I decided I would try using hot dogs, they were good for beanie weenies when the kids were little. By golly we were having hot dogs and hamburgers, so it goes with the “THEME.

First Time I can ever say I was glade I didn’t have BACON!

They actually were delicious! A New Recipe is Born! Gotta LOVE when that happens!

Here’s how to make them!

In a Ninja 3 in 1 Cooker (this has a stove top feature) or skillet fry onion and hamburger meat until almost done. Drain if needed and add hot dogs. Fry until hot dogs hot some color.  Note: I used lean ground round and did not need to drain.

Hot Dog & Hamburger Frying

(Now if you fried in a skillet – Transfer meat to Crock Pot and) – add in beans and all the ingredients and stir.

Put on lid and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours!

Hot Dog Cowboy Beans

Once they are done, all those flavors come together to create sweet smokey deliciousness! I like to top a serving off with a few slices of grilled hot dogs for good measure!  
Here you have it deliciousness ready to be gobbled up!

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Hot Dog & Hamburger Cowboy Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Nikki Lee
These Hot Dog and Hamburger Cowboy Beans will knock your socks off with their unbelievable flavor and amazing taste! You won't have to ring that dinner bell twice when these are on the table!
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  • 1 pkg Hot Dogs, sliced, (12 to 16 oz) I use all beef
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp yellow mustard
  • ½ cup molasses or maple syrup
  • 55 ounce baked beans, Bush's Original
  • 3 cans pinto beans, 15 ounce
  • 3 cans white beans, great northern


  • In skillet or Ninja 3 in 1 - Saute onion & lean ground beef (Round). When Hamburger abut half way done add in sliced hot dogs. If using skillet transfer to crock pot after meat is done cooking.
  • To crock pot add beans. Then add brown sugar, ketchup, mustard & molasses. Stir. Put on Lid and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1grams Calories: 532kcal (27%) Carbohydrates: 92g (31%) Protein: 27g (54%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 35mg (12%) Sodium: 857mg (37%) Fiber: 14g (58%) Sugar: 38g (42%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made the Hot Dog & Hamburger Cowboy Beans. As it is only my wife and I, I had to adjust the recipe for just 4 servings. Also I made some substitutions and a couple of additions. Again adjust for just 4 servings. I used little smokies instead of hot dogs. I added a table spoon of Worchester Sause and 1/2 tsp of sage along with a little salt and pepper. Turned out great.

    1. 5 stars
      Sam, you shouldn’t rate any recipe if you change it. Too many ppl want to get on the internet and make changes to a recipe then give it a 5 star rating. You aren’t rating the recipe that is posted 5 stars. You are rating your recipe 5 stars. This recipe is great the way it is. If you must make changes to a recipe then why not post your own recipe. I give this recipe 5 stars because it tastes great without any changes. Thank you Nikki Lee for a great recipe. I will use this as a go to for all my cookouts…

    1. Absolutely. Just get the beans to a slow boil and then turn down to med low and cook until the flavors come together. I would say about an hour or so.

    2. Absolutely. Just get the beans to a slow boil and then turn down to med low and cook until the flavors come together. I would day about an hour or so.

  2. I never had this growing up but found it later in life. I LOVE this dish! Can’t wait to try yours!

    1. Thank you Denise! My husband grew up with it more than I did. We ate baked beans more, but my kids liked it from time to time. They love this one! I hope you enjoy this version!

  3. I love accidents like this. LOL They always turn out so delicious in the end. These look amazing!!!

      1. HI! This receipe looks delicious! I received an instant pot for Christmas and was wondering if you had any clue as to how I would make this in it?! Thank you !

      2. Honestly I have not tried canned beans in the instant pot yet. I will have to test that out soon. I would maybe try the directions starting with the saute feature and you could use the slow cook feature as directed in the recipe. If you want it quick maybe use the Bean/Chili button. Please let me know how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by Renee! I look forward to creating more recipes for the IP and will def be testing this one soon!

  4. I love how you got creative to avoid a trip to the store–I do that ALL the time, and it is wonderful when it turns into something magical–like this!

  5. Your hot dog and hamburger cowboy beans certainly don’t look like they need bacon. Your son is so lucky to have such a great cook for his mommy =)

      1. I’m a dingle guy and I do it all in a skillet with a can of plain pinto beans, 1/4 pound extra lean Hamburg , 3 sliced 97% fat free hot dogs, salt pepper and Accent. I’m even too lazy or hungry for the onion. The water from then beans makes intoxicating gravy in the pan . I can be eating in 10 minutes and it’s better than anything you can order out.