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Stromboli Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

2 sandwich loaves (8 servings each)

Like a sloppy joe with Italian seasonings, these hearty sandwich slices fill the bill at potlucks, reunions and more. Although I've made them dozens of times, I never tire of eating or serving them. —Darlis Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
Stromboli Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) Italian bread, halved lengthwise
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat into crumbles; drain. Stir in the ketchup, tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, oregano, fennel seed and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine butter and remaining garlic powder; spread on cut side of each top bread half. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over each bottom bread half. Spoon meat mixture over top; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  3. Replace each top bread half; wrap each sandwich loaf in foil. Bake at 350° until cheese is melted, 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 355 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 754mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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