Italian Grinder Sandwiches

Italian Grinder Sandwiches
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For spicier sandwiches, use hot Italian sausage or a mix of spicy and mild Italian sausage.
30 min
Prep Time
5:45
Total Time
16 sandwiches

Ingredients

2 pounds
lean ground beef
2 pounds
mild bulk Italian sausage
1 cup
water
2 large (2 cups)
onions, chopped
2 medium (2 cups)
green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
2 (8-ounce) cans
tomato sauce with Italian herbs
2 (6-ounce) cans
tomato paste with Italian herbs
2 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh garlic
16
brat buns
16 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese, cut in half

Directions

  1. Cook ground beef and sausage in 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned (15 to 20 minutes). Drain off fat.
  2. Place meat, water, onions, bell peppers, tomato sauce, tomato paste and garlic in slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting for 2 to 3 hours or on Low heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Spoon mixture into buns; top each with 2 pieces cheese.

Recipe Tips

- To decrease sodium in this recipe, use low sodium tomato sauce and/or tomato paste.

- What exactly is a grinder? Often called hero, submarine sandwich, hoagie or poor boy, these hearty, hot sandwiches were originally served on Italian rolls. They were once a mainstay of Italian immigrants working in the East Coast shipyards. Our sandwich is a slightly different variation, but still hot and hearty.

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich)

Calories
420
Cholesterol
55mg
Carbohydrates
32g
Protein
27g
Fat
20g
Sodium
1080mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I made this recipe for last years super bowl and it was a huge hit. I made the recipe above also made another batch but with ground turkey and turkey sausage for the non beef eaters both were superb. Hit the spot. I will be making these again this year

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