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Put an Italian spin on the classic sloppy joe sandwich with this easy Garlic Bread Italian Sloppy Joes recipe! Your family will love this easy dinner idea! #MyTuscanTable
When it comes to menu planning, there are two things about my husband that make him very predictable - he loves Italian food and it is often requested in one form or another during the week. And if he doesn't say Italian food when I ask him what he wants for dinner, he usually says something like, "when was the last time we had sloppy joes?" He really is this simple ... and not much help when it comes to menu planning! LOL. As much as I love the traditional sandwich, sometimes I like to change things up a bit! Why not let him have both of the foods he enjoys? Using Bertolli Riserva Marinara with Parmigiano Reggiano, Italian sausage, and frozen garlic toast - I was able to whip up an Italian-style version of a family favorite!
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Garlic Bread Italian Sloppy Joesby
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 lb. Italian sausage, casing removed (if applicable) OR 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 cups Bertolli Riserva Marinara with Parmigiano Reggiano (more or less to taste)
- 8 slices frozen garlic toast
- 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Chopped parsley, optional
1. Cook and crumble the Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in Bertolli Riserva Marinara with Parmigiano Reggiano. Allow to simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, cook garlic toast according to package directions.
3. To serve: Divide the sausage mixture over the cooked garlic toast. Top with Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.
This dinner was not only easy but absolutely delicious! It was a nice change of pace from the traditional sloppy joes! This Garlic Bread Italian Sloppy Joes recipe got 12 thumbs up - 2 thumbs up from each of us! That's a winning recipe in my book!
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