Growing up, we had a rotation of recipes that my mom would make. One of those meals – and one of my favorites – was sloppy joes. I can imagine that most kids had sloppy joes as a kid, and now as a mother, I can see why. Not only are they easy and fast, but they are pretty family friendly and relatively inexpensive.
I still love a good sloppy joe these days. And I can’t tell you how these popped into my head – but once the idea was there – I had to run with it. All I know is one day, I found myself thinking “what about sloppy joe on top of a hot dog?”
Honestly, I had no idea how these would turn out. But I figured that I love chili dogs, so why not sloppy joe dogs? Luckily the experiment was a big success. I think these may have even been my husband’s favorite hot dog recipe. He devoured 2 the night I made them, and then had 2 more for lunch the next day. I can usually judge how successful a recipe is by how much my husband eats – and this one was a true winner!!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1½ cups chopped celery
- 1½ cups chopped onion
- 1 can tomato soup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 6 hot dogs
- 6 buns
- Brown the meat in a large skillet. Drain the meat well.
- Add the celery and onion; cook until tender. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
- Cook hot dogs according to your preference. Serve the hot dogs in buns, topped with the sloppy joe mixture.