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“Rachael Ray’s Italian-style Sloppy Joe”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Make the meat sauce: heat a large skillet over med-high heat; add in olive oil, red pepper flakes, and ground beef, and break up the meat.
  3. Add in bell pepper, onion, ¾ of the garlic, nutmeg, and a little salt and pepper to the beef.
  4. Cook together, using the back of a wooden spoon to break up the meat into tiny bits as it browns.
  5. Add in the mushrooms; cook 5 minutes.
  6. Add in the wine; cook 1 minute, then add the beef stock and tomatoes.
  7. Bring mixture to a bubble; decrease heat to medium low, and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  8. Finish by stirring in the chopped parsley.
  9. While the meat is simmering, combine the remaining garlic with the softened butter, chopped basil, and a little salt/pepper.
  10. Split the rolls in half lengthwise without separating the halves.
  11. Press open the rolls, flattening them out a little bit.
  12. Slather the insides with the garlic butter and toast until golden brown under the broiler.
  13. Top one side of the toasted rolls with a heap of meat, sprinkle each pile of meat sauce with grated cheese, then top that with 2 slices of mozzarella.
  14. Transfer them to the broiler to melt the cheese.
  15. Remove from the broiler and prepare to get sloppy.

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