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hot open-faced sandwiches

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sea Sun
West Des Moines, IA

This is one of my very first Freezer Cooking recipes that I ever tried. Everyone loved these, including my youngest girls who don't like olives. They are included to add flavor and a little color (my standard answer, but it's true!)... Cheesy, meaty, tasty, a bit creamy...and the toasted bun gives an extra bit of crunch. I sprinkled a little shredded cheddar on top before putting them under the broiler and they were eaten like sloppy joes.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hot open-faced sandwiches

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 c
    colby-jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 can
    chopped olives (2 1/4 oz)
  • 4 md
    peperoncini peppers
  • 1 c
    onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 8
    hamburger buns

How To Make hot open-faced sandwiches

  • 1
    In medium skillet, brown ground beef. Drain excess fat. Add remaining ingredients except for the buns. Cook for 15 minutes. (If freezing, pour into a labeled, 1 gallon freezer bag)
  • 2
    Place opened buns on cookie sheet and spoon mixture evenly on top. (If freezing, thaw the mixture the night prior)
  • 3
    Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees until melted and bubbly. (I was in a hurry and put them under the broiler. I also added a sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese!)