Leftover Hot Dogs, Hamburgers And Peach Smoothies
I’m not sure why but every time we barbecue there are always a few hot dogs and hamburgers left, not to mention leftover baked beans. It’s like a Murphy’s Law of barbecuing. You’ll always have leftovers just like you always have leftovers at Thanksgiving.
Unlike Thanksgiving, where you can find lots of recipes explaining what to do with leftover turkey and gravy, the pickins are slim for leftover hot dog recipes. Today’s menu not only uses the hot dogs but also hamburgers and baked beans in one fell swoop.
- Buttering corn on the cob can be a challenge but to have to do it for four or more kids can really wear you out. To make buttering corn easier, spread butter on a piece of bread (the heel works best).Then wrap the bread around the corn and quickly rub. Add more butter to the bread as you need it.
- For a fast and easy fruit pie or crisp topping, sprinkle a 9 oz. box of cake mix on top of the fruit. Then drizzle with 1/3 cup melted butter and bake as usual.
- Use leftover grilled veggies in soups, stews and casseroles for extra flavor.
- If your butter tends to burn when frying foods in it, add 1 tsp. of oil in with the butter.
Hot Dog Pie*
Corn on the Cob
Hot Dog Pie
2-3 (about 1/2 lb.) hamburger patties, crumbled
4 hot dogs, sliced
2 cups baked beans*
2 oz. Velveeta, cubed
1 unbaked deep dish pie crust**
4 slices American cheese
Combine first 4 ingredients and heat either on the stove or microwave, just until cheese is melted. Prick pie crust with fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Fill with hot bean and meat mixture. Cut each slice of American cheese into 4 strips and make lattice work on top of pie. Bake 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
*If you don’t have leftover baked beans, you can use canned baked beans (16 oz. can) or make your own. Just be sure to use a little brown sugar in them.
**If you don’t have a pie crust, bake without the crust in a greased casserole dish or pie pan until cheese is melted and serve on top of leftover hot dog or hamburger buns.
2 cups frozen peaches, sliced and thawed
1 cup milk
1 can (6 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 pint vanilla ice cream
3 drops each red and yellow food coloring, optional
In a blender combine first 4 ingredients. Add ice cream and blend till smooth. Add food coloring. Makes 4 servings.
Photo By: Steven Depolo
Another good way to use leftover hot dogs is to slice them up and add them to scalloped potatoes. That was one of my family’s favorite meals when the kids were young. So easy, quick to prepare, using either the boxed scallop potato mixes (bought only when on a good sale) or with regular potatoes. I peel and slice raw potatoes, then immerse them in boiling water for about 5 minutes until half-cooked, then layer the potatoes in a greased casserole dish, with chopped onions, white sauce(or use a creamed soup) and hot dogs, ending with white sauce. Bake about an hour or until nicely browned and potatoes are done. Can add shredded cheese either in the casserole or sprinkled on top the last 5 or 10 minutes of baking.
I really like that Hot Dog Pie recipe. Sounds yummy.
We like to grill a lot of hot dogs at once and then freeze the left-overs for quick meals. They thaw very quickly in the microwave.
What do you do with left over “hot dog pie”:( Sorry just had to ask!
Serve it for lunch the next day. :) :)
I like the idea of Frugal Friday recipes. Very good idea, especially today’s hot dog pie one.
I want to tell you Jill that I made the Hot Dog Pie recipe and it is very good. I made it like a casserole and then ate some with crackers the one day and had some more the next day with rice. Very good. I also made the Sunshine Salad and that is great too.
Glad you liked it Bea. To maybe make everyone feel better it was only 108 degrees here yesterday and that wasn’t even the heat index. The grandkids and I were joking this morning how we can hardly wait until it cools down to the 90’s or maybe even 100 would feel nice. :) :)
That’s awful Jill. I can’t deal with that kind of heat. I only have fans and can only use a window fan in the bedroom because the other windows in my aparment open sideways and are too small for fans, so a temp of 108 would be too much to bear. YUCK!
I make a yummy hotdish from left over hot dogs and beans –
Corn Dog Casserole:
Pour leftover baked beans into casserole dish to fit where the beans will be at least an inch deep. Cut hot dogs into coins and layer over the top (try to make sure they are covering the beans). Pour your favorite corn bread recipe batter over top and bake for the time needed to make your corn bread cooked through.
My family asks for this hotdish! Very yummy!
When I was a kid we had corn almost every supper when it was in season.
Mom would put a lb of margarine the hard stuff on a small plate and we rolled the corn on that. got just the right amount and when the meal was done it went into the fridge to be brought out the next supper.
As it got too small mom would put it to other uses and start with a new lb.
I thought it was something just our family did so when I got married and just had the soft margarine to spread my husband said we should do what his mom did. The exact same thing.
With only two now it just isn’t practical so I wrap corn butter salt and pepper in foil and do it on the bbq or in the oven no fuss no muss.
Love the idea of using the bread “heel” to butter corn! Thank you!
We just melt butter in the mike on 20-30 seconds and use a small small spoon to put it on both sides. Works a lot better, and you can serve the kids a lot more quickly. or just pour the whole thing over everything using tongs to turn and make sure all pieces are covered.
We found, oddly enough that you a lot less this way and still get the same taste.
Funny I should read this today. Last night we had leftover hot dog and baked beans casserole for our supper! And today’s lunch is leftovers of that!
For quick cobblers and crisps, I make my own mixes in large batches and keep in the fridge. Then as I need I just scoop some out. I wind up using the crisp mix as topping on muffins, coffee cakes, and oatmeal, as well
Great idea. For those of you who want more info on making your own mixes to use for every day or as gifts check out this article Make Your Own Mixes.
I don’t buy coffee filters instead I use the select a size paper towel I tear it off and fold it in half and place into the filter basket
For buttered corn on the cob, you can also put a stick of butter on a small plate and roll your corn cob length ways on the stick.
For a large picnic, we break the cobs in half, cook the corn on top of the stove, then put a melt stick of butter in a large bowl in the microwave. Add the corn and a lid to the bowl. Tupperware works the best because the lid seals tightly. Shake the bowl until the butter has coated all the pieces. Bring the entire bowl to the table and everyone uses tongs to get their ear of corn. Easy and quick.
I love the bread butterer, too.
This should say, melt a stick of butter in a large bowl.
What we would do in Wis. at the corn festivales, is melt the butter in clean coffee cans & use clean (new) paint brushes to paint it on the cobs. Works great at picnics & family get togethers too.