My favorite meal as a kid, the one I requested often for my Birthday was hot dogs and beans. Though it's not the healthiest option (I did find gluten-free, casein free, uncured turkey hot dogs from Applegate Farms that are only 45 calories each recently!), I still enjoy it. Whether it was my Mom or my Grandma making it, it was the best. This isn't really a recipe, but the way in which the matriarchs in the family make a can of two dollar beans into a tasty treat.
1 28 oz can of baked beans, I used Bush's Original Recipe
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard (yellow works too)
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon molasses
2 strips of bacon, cut in half (I use this kind)
Preheat oven to 375. Place the beans, onion, mustard, ketchup and mollasses in a dutch oven or casserole dish and carefully mix until combined. Taste if you'd like and adjust ingredients. Add the strips of bacon on top and cook for 25-30 minutes until the bacon is cooked through.