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Italian Sloppy Joes

My mother used to make these for us when we were kids. When I left home, I was sure to take the recipe with me, and now it's one of my husband's favorite dinners. The meat mixture tastes somewhat like pizza. -Kimberly Speakman, McKinney, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 pound bulk spicy Italian sausage
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 8 to 10 French or submarine rolls, split
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook sausage, garlic, green pepper and onion over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Spoon about 1/2 cup onto each roll; sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 344 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • robbinthornton
    Mar 2, 2013

    Family loved it! My only change was to warm the sandwiches in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

  • jamielee25
    Apr 2, 2012

    I found this recipe years ago and have made it so many times! My family absolutely loves it. I have used italian-seasoned turkey before and it's just as amazing.

  • smada3
    Sep 11, 2011

    my family LOVED these. Very easy to make and will be in my rotation for sure!

  • partot
    Jul 31, 2008

    This recipe has become one of our favorites!