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italian sloppy joes

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Kathy kope
el mirage, AZ

Great for a buffet. Simply cook up the dish and transfer the meat to a Crock Pot on low temp. Put out the buns, cheese, and pepperoni and let people do their thing.

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Yum! We loved these sloppy joes more than we expected to. They're a delicious twist on the classic recipe. The mixture of Italian sausage and ground beef add tons of flavor to the dish. We used provolone and allowed the hot meat to melt the cheese a bit. It was cheesy, gooey goodness. The pepperoni is a nice touch and pop of flavor. It's almost like a pizza on a bun.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For italian sloppy joes

  • 1 jar
    marinara sauce, 24 oz.
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    Italian sausage, hot or mild
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 pkg
    hamburger buns
  • sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • sliced pepperoni

How To Make italian sloppy joes

  • Browning meat in a skillet.
    Heat a large deep pan over medium heat, then add olive oil. If you are using the link sausage remove the skin and crumble into pan.
  • Meat completely browned with fat removed.
    Cook meat and drain of fat. Put meat back into pan after draining and reduce heat to low.
  • Pouring marinara over meat and adding spices.
    Pour marinara over meat. Add oregano and red pepper; stir. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until you have a nice thick consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust as you like.
  • Placing cheese and pepperoni on a roll.
    Put pepperoni and cheese on the bun.
  • Scooping meat mixture onto the bun.
    Scoop desired amount of meat onto bun and serve.

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