Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Italian Loose Meat Sandwich

Well, I only have one picture of this meal.  I have to be honest and tell you I don't get as excited about taking pictures of my meals as I do my desserts.  But I promise to do better with the next meal I post. 
This is another crockpot recipe.  It is very tasty but a little messy to eat.  My sister shared this recipe with me after she made it for a family gathering.  She found the recipe on http://www.allrecipes.com/.  It makes a bunch, so when I make it for just the three of us I usually half it.  My son still isn't very keen on eating it but my husband loves it.
I'm not sure what the actual name is for this recipe so I'm going to call it:
Loose Meat Italian Sandwich
2 lbs ground beef, cooked and drained
2 lbs Italian sausage, cooked and drained
1 of each red, yellow and orange pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1-2 T. red pepper flakes
1 jar spaghetti or pizza sauce
shredded mozarella cheese
hoagie buns or rolls
In a large crockpot layer 1/3 ground beef, 1/3 sausage, 1/2 peppers and onion.  Layer once more ending with the sausage on the top.  Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.  Cover and cook 5-6 hours on high.  When it is finished cooking, stir all together. 
This is how we like to put our sandwiches together - warm the spaghetti sauce, spread it on a bun, fill the bun with the loose meat and top with cheese. 
Like I said, messy - but worth it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for another great crockpot recipe. I wish I had seen this on Friday night. The twins had two friends over and feeding four 13/14 yr olds plus the rest of us is not easy. I don't like to wimp out and just order pizza. Next time.