February 18, 2013

Open Faced Italian Sloppy Joes

These Open Faced Italian Sloppy Joes are great for a busy weeknight meal or a fun weekend lunch! These are a huge hit with my family and I would love to share my recipe with you, so let's get started!

Open Faced Italian Sloppy Joes

What you need:

1 lb ground beef
2-3 garlic cloves minced
1/4 large red onion, chopped finely
1 green pepper, chopped finely
8 oz sliced mushrooms
15 oz tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp garlic and herb seasoning
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1-2 TBS honey
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
A loaf of French bread
8 oz shredded mozzarella

parmesan cheese

Directions:

First, cook ground beef, garlic, onions, and green peppers over medium heat until the beef starts to brown. If your meat is greasy remove the excess grease except 1 TBSP.

Ground Beef, Onions, and Green Peppers 


Next, add your sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5-7 minutes.

Ground Beef, Onions, Green Peppers, and Mushrooms

You should have a little moisture as the mushrooms are cooking, if not add 1 TBPS or so of water.  Now add tomato sauce, tomato paste, honey and all seasonings. Mix well and return to a simmer.

Pour in the Sauce and Seasonings

Now, cut your French bread equally down the middle and remove the middle of the bread creating a bowl inside your French bread halves. Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

French Bread

Finally, fill the French bread with the Sloppy Joe Mixture and sprinkle the tops with shredded mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and a little oregano.

Open Faced Italian Sloppy Joe Ready for Oven


Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is bubbly. Then cut into sections and serve with a nice garden salad with yummy homemade ranch dressing, click here for the recipe.

Homemade Croutons and Ranch Dressing

I hope you and your family enjoy this meal at your dinner table soon!

4 comments:

  1. Yummmm! These look great. Found you at Seasonal Inspiration!

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  2. These are delicious and a great weeknight meal!

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  3. Fun way to serve sloppy joes. And I like the flavors in this--probably more than traditional sloppy joe. Thanks for linking!

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  4. What a great recipe! We love sloppy joes here and this is even better! We'd love for you to link this up at our party! http://www.housewivesofriverton.com/2013/02/riverton-housewives-round-up-54.html

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