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!
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
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.
Next, add your sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
I hope you and your family enjoy this meal at your dinner table soon!