A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 24, 2014
Sloppy Dog (sloppy joe + hot dog)

A “sloppy dog” (sloppy joe + hot dog) is a hot dog with sloppy joe sauce. “Sloppy joe hot dogs” was cited in print in 1958. “Sloppy dogs” was cited in print in 1972.


10 October 1958, Zanesville (OH) Signal, pg. 11-A, col. 6:
SOCIAL AT DUNCAN FALLS
The Youth Fellowship of can Falls Methodist church is sponsoring an ice cream social at the church Saturday evening at o’clock. The menu will include ice cream, cake, pie, sloppy joe hot dogs and pop.

12 October 1969, Sunday Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), pg. 18-D, col. 8:
is the midget football team scrimmaging in your backyard today? You’ll score with Sloppy Joe Hot Dogs. Simply cut hots dogs in thirds and heat in Sloppy Joe sauce. Spoon on buns to serve to the team.

19 February 1972, The Progress (Clearfield, PA) , pg. 16, col. 5 ad:
WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY SPECIALS
SLOPPY DOGS
(That’s Right—Sloppy Dogs)
4 for $1
PIKE DRIV-INN

23 June 1975, The Pioneer Bemidji (MN). pg. 5, col. 1:
July will be National Hotdog Month
Sloppy Dogs

14 October 1982, State Times (Baton Rouge, LA), “School meals beat brown bagging,” pg. 15-A, col. 3:
Some schools in the state have as many as three lunch lines. One features the basic hot lunch. A second, called a sandwich line, may alternate such teen-age favorites as Sloppy Joe hot dogs, hamburgers and even pizza.

14 May 1992, The Valley Independent (Monesson, PA), pg. 3A, col. 2:
A bake sale and lunch will be available, and proceeds from the sale of sloppy joes, hot dogs and sloppy dogs by youth attending summer camp will be used to offset the cost of registration.

Veggies for Vida
Skillet Chili “Sloppy Dogs”
Posted on September 10, 2013 by Beth@VeggiesforVida
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Here’s how the Sloppy Dogs went down. First, some red onions, zucchini, corn, red bell pepper, and Field Roast sausages headed into the skillet sauna. I love that Trader Joe’s has frozen roasted corn, instant smoky flavor!

Next, add in the spices, the beans, tomatoes, and a splash of water to get everybody moving and grooving together.

Life as I know it
November 13, 2013
Foodie Friday: Sloppy Dogs
I think this is one of the funnest ideas I’ve seen in a long time, and my kids thought it was pretty fun too!

I’m not sure why I didn’t think of Sloppy Dogs before, but it totally makes sense, right?

So it’s pretty simple. Here is what you need to make these:

Hot dog buns
Hot dogs
1 lb hamburger
1 can Manwich
Shredded cheese

Food Republic
Jan 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Marc Murphy’s Sloppy Dogs Recipe
NYC-based chef gets down and dirty with hot dogs

BY MARC MURPHY
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Servings: 6
Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup ground bacon
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 pound ground beef
kosher salt and black pepper
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 all-beef hot dogs
6 potato hot dog buns

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, January 24, 2014 • Permalink