Homemade Sloppy Joes or Hot Dog Chili

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

I never really liked store bought sloppy joes because of the onions. So when I was teenager I came up with my own version without them. Over the years I have fiddled with the recipe to make it even more delicious. My dad uses it as his hot dog chili. Each to their own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the beef in a large frying pan, breaking it into tiny pieces.
  2. Drain any excess fat then stir in the rest of the ingredients (except for the buns) with the beef. Simmer on medium heat until the mixture is thick, about 10 minutes.
  3. Serve on hamburger buns or over hot dogs.
Most Helpful

I doubled this recipe for a church small group gathering. To save a little time & effort, I used 2 packets of mild chili seasoning. With the Bold Y Spicy A-1 I had on hand, the spice had just enough kick. I simmered it longer, so I did end up having to add a little more water.

rah1966 April 10, 2012

I used only 1 teaspoon of chili powder in case my son would find it too spicy. I omitted the salt. I loved the taste. It was perfect. And it needed only 5 minutes to have it spicy enough. I ate mine with sharp cheddar cheese. Thanks Nasseh :) Made for Ramadan tag game

Boomette August 31, 2010

We really did enjoy these. They were so simple to make. Thanks for posting this quick and easy recipe.

gwynn October 19, 2009