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Hearty Sausage Stromboli

 Hearty Sausage Stromboli
This hearty and comforting stromboli will get rave reviews from the whole gang. With a deliciously-seasoned filling and tender Italian bread, what's not to love? Debbie Brunssen - Randolph, Nebraska
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread
  • 6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, beef, onion, mushrooms and
  • green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the water, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, salt, oregano,
  • garlic and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, cut top third off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out
  • bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for
  • another use).

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Hearty Sausage Stromboli (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Line bottom half with three mozzarella cheese slices; top with
  • sausage mixture and remaining cheese. Replace bread top. Wrap
  • sandwich loaf in foil.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let
  • stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 411 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 1,016 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.