I have gone back to an old habit lately. Lightening up some of my favorite foods.
With the colder temps, I came home craving one of my childhood favorite comfort foods...Beans and Franks.
I think everyone knows how to make this uber simple recipe, but here's what I do to lighten it up, lesson the fat, and sodium.
For my simple recipe you'll need:
1 pk Oscar Meyer's 98% Fat Free Weiners
3 28oz cans of Pinto Beans (these are fully cooked canned beans)
4 table spoons of your favorite BBQ sauce ( I use Bull's Eye)
2 table spoons of ketchup
Slice the franks into bite size pieces, then spray your skillet with cooking spray, saute the bite size franks until they get a nice color.
I like mine to have a bit of char to them. Set aside.
Drain all but half of the liquid from one can of beans and set aside. Next drain and rinse the other two cans. Add all 3 cans into a skillet, with your bbq sauce and ketchup, and heat.
When they are nearly hot, add your franks, let simmer for a few minutes and you're done! Enjoy, this nearly fat free meal, filling, comforting, and super economical!