Mozzarella-Provolone Sausage Grinders
The day before:
- In a Dutch oven cook sausage over medium-high heat until brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. Remove sausage from Dutch oven; set aside. In the same Dutch oven cook ground beef over medium-high heat until brown; drain off fat. Return sausage to Dutch oven. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, vinegar, salt, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook sweet peppers, onion, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir onion mixture into meat mixture; cool slightly. Transfer meat mixture to a storage container; cover and chill overnight.
- Transfer meat mixture to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a car adapter. Cover and reheat on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours or until heated through.
- Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Place half of the rolls, cut sides up, on a large baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until rolls are toasted. Repeat with the remaining rolls; cool. Place rolls in a resealable plastic bag.
- Tightly cover slow cooker and tote in an insulated carrier. Tote rolls at room temperature. Tote cheese and banana peppers in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
- At the tailgating site, plug slow cooker into car adapter and keep meat mixture warm on warm-heat setting. To serve, fill rolls with cheese and meat mixture. Serve with banana peppers.
From the Test Kitchen
3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a car adapter
Insulated cooler with ice packs
Nutrition Facts (Mozzarella-Provolone Sausage Grinders)
- Per serving:
- 417 kcal ,
- 22 g fat
- (10 g sat. fat ,
- 2 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 10 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 67 mg chol. ,
- 1138 mg sodium ,
- 27 g carb. ,
- 2 g fiber ,
- 2 g sugar ,
- 22 g pro.
Denise Miles 1468 Days Ago
This was So Amazing! I had 2 bags of shredded motz. in my fridge, so I used that instead of slices. Hubby must have picked up 2 bags of Motz. this week. Lol. My Family Loved it! This WOULD of made a Great Tailgate Dish also. Thank you for this recipe BHG!