Cakers can’t leave well enough alone. We’re like the bedazzlers of the food world.
For example, take something classic like good ol’ wieners and beans. Most non-cakers would assume that the folks at Heinz know a thing or two about making beans. After all, common sense tells us that adding ingredients to canned food seems to defeat the purpose of canned food in the first place. Right?
Not so with cakers. We can’t resist adding some dehydrated onion flakes or a plop of ketchup to just about anything. It’s a wonder this recipe doesn’t say to roll the wieners in JELL-O powder.
Crap. I shouldn’t have said that. Somewhere, a light bulb just went off inside a caker’s head.
2 cans pork and beans
1 package onion soup mix
½ cup catsup
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 pound wieners (See note 1)
Mix together all ingredients. Place in casserole and bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes (See note 2).
Note 1: 1 pound = one package
Note 2: I left these in longer. About 45 minutes at 350.
Source: Cooking with Durham County Junior Farmers