SLOPPY JOE TOPPING:
2 pounds ground beef
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 small green pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
16 hot dogs
16 hot dog buns, split
Warmed process cheese sauce and grilled onions, optional
1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, celery, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato soup, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt and garlic powder; heat through.
2. Grill hot dogs, covered, over medium heat for 6-10 minutes or until heated through, turning occasionally. Serve on buns. Top each with 1/4 cup beef mixture. Top with warmed process cheese sauce and grilled onions if desired.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD: 16 servings.