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Sloppy Joe Dogs

There are so many different ways to top a hot dog, but this tasty sloppy joe version beats them all. ‐Kimberly Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • DOGS:
  • 16 hot dogs
  • 16 hot dog buns, split
  • Optional: Warmed cheese dip and grilled onions


  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, celery, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato soup, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt and garlic powder; heat through.
  • Grill hot dogs, covered, over medium heat for 6-10 minutes or until heated through, turning occasionally. Serve on buns. Top each with 1/4 cup beef mixture. Top with warmed cheese dip and grilled onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 422 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Michelle
    Jun 2, 2019

    I took this recipe just for the "sloppy Joe" part, but it turned into more of a "chili dog" type of thing! I subbed red kidney beans for beef, left out the peppers, subbed diced mushrooms for the celery, subbed ketchup and brown sugar for BBQ sauce instead, and used everything else roughly the same, albeit I didn't really measure anything. It turned out amazing! Just goes to show if you have a good starting recipe you can modify it all you need and still get a great result! This made a ton also, so I'll have left overs which always a bonus. Thanks!

  • Bernadette
    May 13, 2019

    I found this recipe a few years ago and made it several times for a group of people. Including kids. Everyone really loved it and I received many complements. Serve with the grilled onions and the cheese. Don’t change the recipe until you have tried it as is. Then next time you can change it to suit your taste. As we say in Hawaii, sooooo ono!!! (Sooooo good!!!)

  • JMartinelli13
    Oct 5, 2018

    The only change I made was to use red bell pepper instead of green. I actually made the topping ahead and split it into a few batches. Some I stashed in the freezer, and the rest I kept in the fridge. This made the meal come together super quickly. I just reheated the sloppy joe mixture in a disposable pan on the grill while I cooked the hot dogs. Absolutely perfect served on New England style buns.

  • mother of 3
    Nov 12, 2015

    My DH wasn't wild about it. He enjoys a simpler recipe.

  • luigimon
    Nov 16, 2014

    Good stuff! Used it for sloppy joes as well, hence the name! We will make this again!

  • bikergirl61
    Aug 15, 2014

    Where I'm from this is just hot dog sauce. Will try this one though. Maybe skip the cheese.

  • Alice3
    Aug 10, 2014

    Where I'm from this is a hot dog with chili....yum!!

  • wandajgip
    Aug 9, 2014

    This is excellent! I added teaspoon chili powder and 15 oz can tomato soup. Such a quick and tasty recipe to put on hamburger buns also.

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Aug 9, 2014

    Made with Sabret Hot Dogs. Only one supermarket down here in the Big Bend carry them and they sell out fast. Wonderful Sloppy Joe recipe. Better than anything I had as a kid! I did the grilled onions and don't think you should leave them out.

  • zucchini lady
    Aug 9, 2014

    I made this to take to a picnic where there was going to be hot dogs..boy, did this ever go over with a bang!!! came home with an empty dish..and request for the recipe..very tasty