Messy Giuseppes

Rachael Ray described these perfectly, the sloppy joes italian cousin. These are actually pretty figure friendly and verrryy delicious. I made these into sliders instead of using ciabatta rolls.  I was so excited to get these to the table that I forgot to make any sides! haha


2 tbsp evoo

1 lb ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 portobello cap, chopped

5 garlic cloves, chopped

1/ 8 tsp allspice

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 cup red wine

3/4 cup beef stock

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes- I used tomato sauce

salt and pepper

1/4 cup italian parlsey, chopped

4 tbsp butter, softened

1/4 cup parm cheese

5-8 basil leaves, chopped

4 ciabatta rolls- I used dinner rolls to make them sliders

1 ball fresh mozzarella, sliced-I didnt use this because I forgot about it until we were almost done eating!


Heat oil in large skillet. Add ground beef and brown. Add onion, bell pepper, portobello, 3/4 garlic, allspice, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Cook about 5 mins or until veggies soften a bit.  Add wine to deglaze pan and cook 1 min then add beef stock, worcestershire, and tomatoes. Gently simmer about 10 mins. Finish by stirring in the chopped parsley.


While mixture is simmering, in small bowl, mix together butter, remaining garlic, 1/4 cup parm cheese,  basil, and a little salt and pepper. Spread on ciabatta rolls and broil until golden brown.



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