Spicy Beans and Franks for Two

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Nothing fancy here, just a tasty, quick-and-easy weeknight meal for two.


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 medium onion, vertically sliced
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup beef broth, or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, undrained
  • ½ pound all-beef franks, cut into 1-inch slices


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Whisk tomato sauce, 1/2 cup beef broth, flour, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, sugar, chili powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Add to the onions and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken, about 2 minutes.

Stir in kidney beans and franks. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until franks are heated through, 8 to 10 minutes, adding more beef broth if it becomes too thick.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Servings: 2 – Yield: 2 servings



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