Guinea Grinder

Judy Kaye


Growing up in Iowa, Guinea Grinders were a staple. When I moved west folks thought I was talking about a fuzzy little animal. But once they ate one they never forgot what it was. This is one of my favorite sandwiches and it became one of my husbands too. But we always have a good laugh at his first experience with it. I forgot to get the buns when I was at the store so I sent him back to get some while I cooked the meat. He looked at me kind of funny but shrugged and went out the door. I realized why when he came back with a package of "Huggies" instead of Hoagie buns.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
2 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 lb
    italian pork sausage
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 30 oz
    pizza sauce
  • ·
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3
    long loaves of italian bread or 12 hoagie buns

How to Make Guinea Grinder


  1. Brown the meat in a heavy skillet. Drain off any fat.

    Empty the pizza sauce into a bowl and stir the spices into it.
  2. Pour cooked meat into a crock pot and stir in pizza sauce. Cook on high for 90 minutes to 2 hours stirring about 4 times during cooking process.

    You can also cook it all day on low heat if that works better for you.
  3. Warm the bread or buns, split ladle in half and fill with meat. Top with cheese. Place in a warm oven for a 7 - 10 minutes or until cheese has melted. Cut into serving portions and enjoy.
  4. We like to put extras on the table like fresh sliced mushrooms, pepper chine's, green pepper, onion etc.

    They are also GREAT served with onion rings.

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About Guinea Grinder

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #sandwich #hot

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