Cheesy Sloppy Dogs

It’s perfectly seasoned Sloppy Joes meets hot dogs nestled in warm toasty buns.  Drizzle the creamy garlicky cheese sauce over the tops and you have yourself delicious Cheesy Sloppy Dogs

Cheesy Sloppy Dogs with #sloppyjoes

Did you ever grow up with the classic Sloppy Joes?

My guys have gone through their obsessive stages of the classic sandwich for years.  

But to be very honest, Sloppy Joes has been on the back burner at my house for quite some time.

My very best friend and I were going through menu ideas with each other.  Because that’s what moms do while kiddos are running around us, right?  Hmmm, wonder if my husband discusses dinner ideas with his friends… highly doubt it!

Anyways, my darling BFF mentioned how her sweet daughters absolutely LOVE Sloppy Joes Night at her house.  

This sparked a bright, shiny light bulb under my blondness.  I thought, why not I attempt this Sloppy Joes Night for my guys!  But, I’ve got to switch it up a bit.  Or they’ll be putting this classic sandwich back on the back burner.

I wanted to know what her secret homemade recipe was that made her girls look forward to this specific dinner night.  She gave me the jest of ingredients and I went home to make some for the guys.  It’s been a hit ever since!

Of course I put a spin on the round-about recipe with my own touches.  A little bit of this and that.

I include what my boys love and would eat on any given day:  hot dogs and especially, cheese sauce!

Cheesy Sloppy Dogs with #groundbeef

We’ve had just the typical shredded cheese sprinkled on top, melted.  But seriously.   Slathering this garlicky cheese sauce on top of the Sloppy Dog will make you smile a whole lot more!

Here’s the simple run down on how to make these very tasty Cheesy Sloppy Dogs.

While the hot dogs are in the oven, boiling in water, or sizzling on the grill… start browning the ground beef in a skillet.  You may also substitute for turkey or chicken.

Cheesy Sloppy Dogs with 1

After the ground meat is browned, stir in the tomato sauce, chopped onions, and minced garlic.  

Then start adding the rest of the ingredients and spices to the mixture.

Cheesy Sloppy Dogs with 2

Let it simmer for 10-20 minutes.  It all depends on how busy OR how hungry you are. 

You could make this ahead of time and let it set in the slow cooker on low until it’s time to serve.  It’s also a hit with a crowd!  Double or even triple the recipe.

In the meantime while the meat mixture is simmering, make the cheesy-licious garlicky cheese sauce.  It comes together within minutes!

Cheesy Sloppy Dogs with 3

Whisk together the heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, and seasonings in a sauce pan over medium to low heat.  You want to keep attending this pan, as to not burn the bottom.  Add the cheese when the cream cheese has melted.  Set the cheese sauce aside and start assembling your Cheesy Sloppy Dogs!

Cheesy Sloppy Dogs
It’s perfectly seasoned Sloppy Joes meets hot dogs nestled in warm toasty buns. Drizzle on the creamy garlicky cheese sauce over the tops and you have yourself delicious Cheesy Sloppy Dogs!
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  1. 1 pound ground beef, turkey, or chicken
  2. 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  3. 1 medium red/purple onion, chopped
  4. 1 garlic bulb (all the cloves!), minced
  5. 1 cup beef broth
  6. 1 (1 3/8 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  7. 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  8. 1/4 teaspoon hot curry powder
  9. 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  10. 1 tablespoons light brown sugar
  11. 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  12. 2 bay leaves
  13. 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  14. 6-8 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  15. pepper, to taste (no salt needed, as the onion soup mix and beef broth has salt)
  16. 8 hot dogs, cooked
  17. 8 hot dog buns
cheese sauce
  1. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  2. 4 ounces cream cheese
  3. 1 1/2 cups sliced, or shredded cheddar cheese (Muenster, gouda, or pepper jack cheese is really tasty, too!)
  4. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  5. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  6. 1 teaspoon dried parsley (or use fresh)
  7. salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large skillet on medium heat, brown the ground meat. Stir in the tomato sauce, chopped onions, minced garlic. Add beef broth, dry soup mix, paprika, hot curry powder, chili powder, brown sugar, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Simmer for 10-20 minutes on low, uncovered.
making the cheese sauce
  1. Whisk together heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, and seasonings in a sauce pan over medium to low heat. Continue to stir until cream cheese has melted. Add your favorite cheese. When cheese has melted, take off the heat and set aside.
  2. To assemble, place cooked hot dogs inside warm hot dog buns. Put the meat mixture on top of the hot dogs. Pour on the creamy cheese sauce and serve!
  1. Makes 8.
Simply Gloria
Cheesy Sloppy Dogs with #CheeseSauce #SloppyJoes

Make this for your next Sloppy Joes Night, my friends!

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Here’s another fun way to dress your hot dogs:

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Baked Corn Tortillas Cheese Dogs

Here’s also one of my favorite sides to serve up with hot dogs:

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  1. says

    We just ate sloppy joe’s for dinner last night, but I’m totally wishing we would’ve had these sloppy dogs instead! I’d love to slurp up that garlicky cheese sauce all on its own! And what you said about whether or not husbands discuss dinner ideas totally made me laugh. Gotta love those men. 😉
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    • says

      Ah yes, our men…. a whole other world out there! (I’m positive they don’t get our world either…. lol)

      Thanks so much, Ashlyn! 🙂

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    My boys would LOVE this, Gloria! It’s two of their favorite meals in one! Pinned and scheduled to share on my FB page!

  3. says

    My guys love sloppy joes but I have a feeling these sloppy dogs would have them drooling even more! It looks amazing, Gloria! And oh my goodness…that cheese sauce? I could eat it by the spoonful! Pinning:)

    • says

      Oh yes, I have to admit the cheese sauce itself is the best part. It was my teenager’s idea awhile ago… he’s my cheesy child! 😉 Thanks so much, Kelly… you’re the best!

  4. Diana @ Soulful Necessities says

    Oh…..MY….GOOOODNESSSSS! I wanted to take a bite through the computer screen. Looks so delicious. I loved that the cheese sauce has no flour in it. Want one! Visiting from The Weekend Re-Treat Link party. Pinned.

  5. Magan says

    These were so delicious!! I hate that they will probably be a regular on our menu because they aren’t the healthiest! Lol but boy are they good!!! Everyone loved them, and I was tempted to eat a third. I refrained myself!! Thank you for sharing. The sloppy joe mixture reminds me of a mix between chili and sloppy joe taken to a whole new level with the curry powder. Excellent!


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