Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Open Faced Italian Sloppy Joes
I adapted this recipe off of this blog
Once a Mom Always a Cook
. This was a huge hit! -Kristin
1 # ground beef
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 onion, chopped finely
1 green pepper, chopped finely
8 oz sliced mushrooms, optional
15 oz. tomato sauce
6 oz. tomato paste
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1-2 Tablespoons honey
salt and pepper to taste
A loaf of French bread
8 oz. shredded mozzarella
Brown ground beef with the garlic, onion and green pepper.
When beef is almost done cooking add the mushrooms if desired and continue cooking till done.
Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, garlic salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, honey and salt and pepper.
Bring to a simmer for a few minutes.
Cut the french bread equally down the middle. Then hollow out the middle.
Cover a baking sheet with foil and place the hollowed out french bread on there.
Fill with the meat mixture.
Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Bake in a 350 oven until cheese is melted good.
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