The Sloppy P – Chili Cheese Dog Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions on Wonder Bread

4th of July is one of my favorite times of the year.  Not only is this weekend filled with booze, fireworks, and beach time – it is also one of my best friend’s birthdays.  This little lady, Perri, helped me come up with a seriously American themed GC that also reflected her favorite thing to eat while celebrating this holiday year round.  I am pleased to introduce you to the Sloppy P.

Believe me when I say this baby is all American.  We specifically picked out the following ingredients to ensure it’s patriotism.


– 2 slices of Wonder Bread
– 3 tbs Hormel Chili with beans
– 1 sliced cooked hot dog
– 2 Kraft Singles slices
– 2 tbs sauteed onions
– 2 pads of real butter

Good right? Ok, so unwrap those singles and lay one on top of a slice of Wonder Bread.

After that you’re going to pile on the chili.  As Perri would say, only one bean high.

Next, layer on the hot dog slices.

Now it’s time for the onions!

Alright now go ahead and put on the other Kraft Single to make sure all this gets glued together.  At this point you can also go ahead and turn the skillet to medium heat.

Time to put on the top slice!

Now butter my bread honey child.

Ready?! OK! Gently put this GC butter side down in your heated skillet and then proceed to butter the other side.

This is going to cook for about 2 minutes on each side.  You’ll want to avoid flipping it more than once because it’s super gooey on the inside.  Try to flip it when it gets nice and golden brown like below.

Once it’s equally colored on both sides, take it off the skillet.  You’ll want to let it rest for a minute to let the cheese bind all the ingredients. If you cut it straight away, all the insides will pour out.

I know it’s been hard to wait, but just look at this goodness after you cut it!!

 Although this is a little late for a 4th of July post, I guarantee you that it will be dank-a-licious all year long.  Happy Birthday Riper, I love you!!




  1. What a clever use of barbecue ingredients!

    I love how your mind works coming up with these unusual sandwiches. This GC must need some really sturdy bread to handle all that filling!


  2. Aw thank you guys!!

    Surprisingly enough, the wonder bread stood up really great – although it was really sloppy once I cut it up.

    During the test trials I was skeptical about which bread to use and I was kind of intimidated by all the ingredients, but since I only turned it once when the bread was really crisp it worked out!

    Hopefully it will work out for you guys too! 🙂


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