Hallo'weenies' and Beanies

Halloween Recipes from the Feasty Boys

GMA Recipes Lunch
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Are you looking for a special Halloween meal? The Feasty Boys -- Jon Mayer and Jim Stump of the popular ESPN show "The Feasty Boys" -- showed "Good Morning America Weekend Edition" how to make Hallo"weenies" and beanies and feasty Halloween caramel pie.


  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 8 oz. bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 16 oz. can pork and beans
  • 16 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 16 oz. can navy beans
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 6-8 large hard rolls
  • Cooking Directions

    Grill/fry hot dogs until thoroughly cooked. Remove, allow to cool and cut into bite-sized pieces.

    While the hot dogs cook, cut the tops off the hard rolls and remove most of the soft middle. The hollowed-out bread will act as a bowl -- therefore, it's important not to puncture the hard-crust shell in any way. Rub the inside and lids with softened butter and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.

    In a large skillet, begin frying chopped bacon. Gradually add beef and onion. Once the mixture is thoroughly cooked, remove from heat, drain fat off the mixture, and place in a large bowl or pot. (Ideally, this recipe is prepared in a cast-iron Dutch oven just like they use to do it "out on the range." However, if your frontier cooking equipment is limited, a large baking dish will suffice.)

    Mix with remaining ingredients, including the grilled hot dogs, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

    Ladle into bread bowls and serve.

    This recipe is excellent during the colder months -- but for that extra Halloween twist, try serving in small, hollowed-out, decorated pumpkins instead of bread bowls.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: hot dogs, bacon, brown sugar, beans

    Course: Casserole, Lunch, Main Course

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