The cassoulet thread on General Topics and my current state of feeling deprived while on The Liquid Diet got me thinking about Chino Wayne's Famous Hot Dogs & Beans:
3-16Oz cans B&M Brick Oven baked beans (preferably BBQ flavored)
1-16Oz package Hebrew National Dinner Franks, sliced in to 1/4 inch thick "coins"
8 Oz bacon, diced
1 large or 2 medium yellow onions, diced
8 Oz (or more, to taste) KC Masterpiece Spicy BBQ sauce
Dry mustard powder to taste
Brown sugar to taste
Cayenne powder to taste
Saute the bacon, rendering most of the fat, if enough fat is rendered sautee the onions in it until they start to turn translucent. If there is not enough fat add a little olive oil to the onions. When the onions and the bacon are cooked, add the beans and hot dogs and BBQ sauce (and any of the optional items). Continue heating in a covered pot on the stove, with the burner set on low heat and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Alternatively place all of the ingredients in to a covered cast iron pan and bake in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes.
This will produce a meal that is fit for a king, but affordable by a peasant.
A liberal dosage of Beano as an aperitif is recommended.