Hot Italian Patties
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
These were good and came together easily. I did make some changes based on items I had on hand. I used a 12 oz can of tomatoe sauce with 1 teaspoon of fennel and a teaspoon of Italian seasoning instead of basil. I think fresh basil would have made this dip fantastic but I didn't have any basil in the house. The fennel was really good in the dip and gave it that pizza sauce flavor. For the patties I used half Italian sausage and half ground beef with one egg and 1/3 cup of dry bread crumbs to combine the patties. We had havarti cheese instead of mozzarella. Everyone really enjoyed the sandwiches and I appreciate that they are versatile.
Great sandwich. I loved the dipping sauce. Just a little bit of a bite to it. I used frozen Italian sausage patties and it was very quick to prepare.
I can see why this is a contest winner. Great sandwich even my picky kids loved this.