Franks with Apples and Onions

Recipes in this PostFranks with Apple and Onions

Don’t you just love moving into a new house, and going to the store trying to figure out what to have for dinner? Yes, I am being facetious, but that is what I was facing tonight – a new house with a lot of stuff still in storage, a limited budget, a hungry child, and tired from working all day. At first I suggested burgers, but the child wanted hot dogs.

Our new house comes with a neighbor who has apple trees with plenty of fruit that he gladly shares. No GMO’s here, thank you! I thought that they would be wonderful sautéed with the big beef Kosher franks I had bought at the store.

Spane was a little surprised when he found out what was on the franks, but really liked it. Try it, it’s easy, and good for you!

Recipe: Franks with Apples and Onions

Summary: This will serve 4 normal people, or 2 very hungry people.


  • 1 large apple, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 4 large Kosher beef franks
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Good Dijon Mustard (optional)
  • Balsamic Ketchup (optional)
  • Sweet Pickle Relish (optional)


  1. In a large pan, melt the butter and add the onion and apple slices. Let them cook on low heat, uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then cover and cook another 10 minutes or so, or until the onions are soft.
  3. Add the franks, and roll them around in the mixture. Cover the pan again, and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the franks have slightly browned.
  4. Toast the hot dog buns.
  5. On each bun, put some of the mixture, and lay a frank on top.
  6. Top with mustard, ketchup and relish if desired.

Quick notes

Use good beef franks that will marry with the good flavor of the apples and onions. If you are watching your carbohydrates, omit the bun.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet tags: Reduced carbohydrate, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: German

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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