Chili Dog Skillet – with Leftover Chili

Remember that chili that I made last night?  Well, I had a good bowls worth of it leftover so I decided to make my kids’ favorite thing out of leftover chili.  Sloppy dogs!  This is one of those extremely simple but yummy recipes that I love.  Now, this isn’t just chili piled on top of a hog dog.  Those are good too, but those aren’t sloppy dogs!  I came up with these a while back when I need to use some leftover chili, and I was tired of all the usual things to do with it.  I guess you can say it is kind of a mix between chili dogs & sloppy joes.  

First things first.  You will need to slice you up 8 beef hot dogs, 1 medium sized onion, & 3 cloves of garlic.  Drizzle a little bit of olive oil in a pan & saute your ingredients at medium heat til the weenies are brown.  

Now, stir in your leftover chili.

The next step might sound a little odd, but trust me – it’s good.  These ingredients are actually what you use to make normal homemade sloppy joes with hamburger.  Into your skillet, add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup ketchup, & 1/4 cup yellow mustard.

Stir it all together, & let it simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes.  

Serve in hot dog buns by itself, or with your choice of toppings.  I like mine with sliced jalapenos & shredded cheddar cheese!

Sloppy Dogs


  • 8 beef hot dogs sliced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced
  • about 2 cups of leftover chili
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • hot dog buns


  • Saute the sliced hot dogs, onion, & garlic in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil to desired doneness.  Stir in leftover chili, ketchup, brown sugar, & mustard. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve in hot dog buns.