Scrambled Hot Dog

Barbara Miller


I was born in Columbus, GA when Daddy was stationed at the Army Base at Fort Benning. The Scramble Dog is famous in Columbus (Google it) and in Macon. I wanted to create a copy-cat version to make here at home and this comes pretty close. Their chili is hard to copy but mine is good. Sometimes it it served with Cole Slaw,yummy, but I added the Chow Chow instead for my recipe. You don't have to stack it in any certain order but you really need a spoon to scoop up the chili. The more chili (hot dog sauce) the better. If you don't have pork and beans you can sub in vegetarian or chili beans.


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5 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1
    hot dog bun
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1
    hot dog, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 1/2 can(s)
    hot dog sauce
  • 1/2 can(s)
    pork and beans
  • 1 slice
    american cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c
    dill pickles,slices
  • 3 Tbsp
    chow chow relish
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1/2 c
    oyster crackers

How to Make Scrambled Hot Dog


  1. Open the bun flat and spread the cut side with the mayonnaise. Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Lay the bun, mayonnaise side down, on the hot pan. Leave it on the heat until the bun browns. Check it frequently and don't let it burn. It can take 2-5 minutes. Only brown the side with the mayonnaise. Transfer the fried bun to a plate, fried side facing up. Return skillet to the heat.
  2. Cut the hot dog into thin coins. Add cut hot dog to the skillet.
  3. Add the onion in with the hot dog. Stir/toss occasionally. There should be enough "oil" in the skillet from the mayo and the hotdog but a few drops of olive oil may be needed. Cook till the onion starts to turn clear and the hot dog starts to brown. Spread the hot dog and onion onto the bun. Return the skillet to the heat.
  4. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet. (about 6-8oz)
  5. Add the hot dog sauce to the tomato sauce. I used Vietti. You can use your favorite brand or homemade. (about 6-8 oz). Stir the tomato sauce and hot dog sauce together and heat thru. Pour or spoon the sauce over the hot dog and onion. Return the skillet to the heat.
  6. Add the crumbled cheese on top of the hod dog sauce.
  7. add the pickle slices over the cheese.
  8. Add the pork and beans with sauce into the skillet and heat it thru. Pour or spoon the beans over the hot dog sauce, cheese and pickle. Turn off the heat and set the skillet aside on a heat proof surface.
  9. Add the Chow Chow (you may use hot dog relish) over the pickles. I used hot Chow Chow. You can use mild. You can leave this out if you can't find either one. If you want it to be a bit spicy I do recommend a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce like Texas Pete.
  10. Squirt on the ketchup and mustard. (the ketchup is optional but the mustard is really needed) I used yellow mustard but you can use any mustard you have.
  11. Top the whole thing with oyster crackers and serve with a fork or spoon. There should be plenty of hot dog sauce (chili) to need a spoon.

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About Scrambled Hot Dog

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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