Here's a dinner kids and moms love! Kids for the flavor, moms because the franks and meaty filling cook together. If it's party or potluck fare, everything can sit for up to one hour on the low-heat setting.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins
30 mins


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For meat sauce:
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef, 1 cup chopped onion and the garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain off fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, undrained chili peppers, chili powder, 1 tablespoon mustard, the sugar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, celery seeds, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

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  • Add frankfurters to beef mixture in skillet. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes more or until frankfurters are heated through. Remove frankfurters from meat sauce.

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  • To serve, place frankfurters in split buns. Top each with about 1/4 cup of the meat sauce. Serve with cheddar cheese and additional onion and mustard.

Slow Cooker Directions:

Brown ground beef mixture as above; drain off fat. Transfer mixture to a 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add the remaining sauce ingredients. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 hours or low-heat setting for 4 hours. Add the frankfurters to the slow cooker. Cover tightly; cook 30 minutes more or until frankfurters are hot. Serve as above or turn heat to low or warm and let stand up to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 45mg; sodium 764mg; potassium 251mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 2g; sugar 5g; protein 16g; vitamin a 340IU; vitamin c 11mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 56mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 111mg; iron 4mg.