Recipe by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
On a chilled Sunday afternoon, right before game time, I started the outside cook area up with a "whoosh!" Yes, I cook in our "pit" (an open campfire cooking area we had made just for this purpose.) I threw a bunch of soft and hard slabs of wood to make a sizzling fire that sparks and allows coals to develop for cooking and using my old dutch oven. I open the canned beans, and throw in my onions, celery and peppers into the dutch oven and allow the cooking begin.
Top Review by Mia in Germany
Fabulous meal for a tailgate party :D I used turkey vienna sausage and a jar of prepared tomato sauce as I had no condensed tomato soup. Also I had to use simple pepperonis because Jalapenos are not too easily available here. It turned out wonderful anyway, and I wil sure make it again! Thanks for sharing this easy to make, tasty crowd pleaser, Andi!
Made for Second Annual Tailgate Party of the Diabetes Forum.
- 1 cup elbow macaroni, cooked (use leftover from day before or make ahead)
- 1⁄2 lb frankfurter, sliced (optional turkey, or vegan franks)
- 1 tablespoon butter (or use of olive oil, or Smart Balance buttery spread)
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup celery, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (optional also de-seeded and de-veined)
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder, ground
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
- 1 cup water (adjust if too thick)
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 soft hamburger buns
- 2 tablespoons onions, minced (for topping)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook frankfurters, onions, celery, both kinds of peppers, and garlic in butter until franks are warmed and browned in the same saucepan.
- Add seasonings, remaining ingredients, including cooked macaroni to this mixture.
- Cover, and cook over low heat 12 to 15 minutes, stirring often.
- Serve on warmed buns, sliced in half, adding some extra minced onion to the top.