Italian Joes on Texas Toast Recipe

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Italian Joes on Texas Toast Recipe
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Italian Joes on Texas Toast Recipe

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This is great for a weeknight on the go. If you double the crushed tomatoes, meat and wine, you'll have enough sauce to freeze. —Ashley Armstrong, Kingsland Georgia
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (11-1/4 ounces) frozen garlic Texas toast
  • 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with green pepper, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until wine is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thickened, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, place Texas toast on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. pan; bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
Spoon beef mixture onto toasts; top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Italian Joes on Texas Toast in Simple & Delicious August/September 2017

Nutritional Facts

1 open-faced sandwich: 353 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 626mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (11-1/4 ounces) frozen garlic Texas toast
  • 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with green pepper, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until wine is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thickened, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, place Texas toast on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. pan; bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
  3. Spoon beef mixture onto toasts; top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Italian Joes on Texas Toast in Simple & Delicious August/September 2017

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DianeC23 User ID: 141506 272307
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2017

"Pretty good! Needs a little more seasoning, but a good dish overall."

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 272268
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2017

"I loved this new take on sloppy Joes and the family thought this was fun too. Will definitely make again."

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 272135
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2017

"Great little bite to have with salad or use for appetizers!"

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Cherie User ID: 9234536 271839
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

"Really liked the ease of this recipe. I did add a smidge of Italian seasoning to give a little more flavor. Add a salad with this and your family will love it."

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