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Italian Sloppy Joes Recipe

Italian Sloppy Joes Recipe

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. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 pound bulk hot 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


  • 1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage, garlic, green pepper and onion until the sausage is not 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. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

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

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"This recipe has become one of our favorites!"

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