Chili dogs are a classic for sure, but the sweet/savory combo of sloppy joes has been woefully neglected. And don’t skip the pickle here, the delicious crunch is a delight. —StephaniePowell
large white onion, diced
whole bell pepper, diced (use sweeter like red or yellow pepper)
cloves of garlic
lean ground beef
S.Rosen's Brioche Hot Dog Bun
Vienna beef hot dog
pickle spear, cut in half lengthwise
shredded cheese (we used cheddar but pepper jack is great if you want to add a kick)
In This Recipe
Prepare the Sloppy Joe first. With one Tbsp. of oil, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Once browned, add the white onion and bell pepper, then cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. Remove cover and add diced garlic, stir until fragrant, then add Worcestershire sauce and stir again. At this point add the chili sauce and brown sugar. Lower to medium-low heat and cook covered for 5 minutes until the mixture darkens. Add salt if needed, then set aside.
To assemble: Place cooked hot dog in bun, top with sloppy joe mix, then add the pickle spear and shredded cheddar cheese.