I used to have this great recipe for an Italian version of Sloppy Joes and lost it. I decided to recreate it and this recipe turned out just as good, if not better. The beef and Italian sausage mixture tastes so good on a toasted Hague. The recipe is simple, so it's perfect for a weeknight dinner and will make six nice sized sandwiches.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot, minced
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage, crumbled
2 (8 oz) cans of tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
6 slices Provolone cheese
6 Italian hoagie buns, sliced and toasted
In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallot and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add beef and sausage, cook until cooked through and browned. Drain fat from pan and return to heat. Add tomato sauce and Italian seasonings, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Add some crushed red pepper for some added heat if desired.
Serve on toasted hoagies with Provolone cheese.