Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cheesy Italian Sloppy Joe's



Happy October!!! 
I am hoping not to get hit with Hurricane Joaquin! It does look like NY will be getting some nasty weather over the weekend though. Honestly I will take it though. We have not had rain in what seems like forever. My poor lawn is officially  half dead along with all my neighbors. Rainy days like today call for comfort food. This sandwich is the epitome of a total comfort dish. All the deliciousness of a sloppy Joe turned Italian. Oh and it's smothered in 2 different cheeses from top to bottom.



     

Need a perfect and easy weeknight meal? This ones for you! It's super easy and quick to make. It's a perfect 30 minute meal. Whats even better is you can make it a day ahead of time and assemble the sandwiches when you are ready! 
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Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1-28 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes with liquid
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
8 slices aged provolone cheese
8 slices mozzarella cheese
8 hoagie/sub rolls


Directions
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, green bell pepper, celery and oregano and basil. Saute for 5 minutes, or until onion is tender. 

In the same skillet with the veggies over medium high heat, combine the ground beef and sausage and saute for 10 minutes, or until well browned. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar and mix well. Continue to cook until liquid decreases by half. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Place a slice of provolone on each roll top with meat then top with mozzarella. Place the sandwiches in a 13x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 until bread is crusty and cheese is melted.
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6 comments :

  1. Hi and Wow! Your sloppy joes look so good and delicious.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe to make them.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  2. I’m stopping by to let you know that we will be featuring your Italian sloppy joes at our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. Happy dance time! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for sharing such an amazing post with us. I hope to see you tonight! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  3. Your Cheesy Italian Sloppy Joe looks delicious, we will love it! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. This looks so good. And it's a great twist on a winter staple.

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