Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pizza Hoagies (Freezer Meal)

I got this recipe out of an old Taste of Home Quick Cooking magazine. The only problem with this recipe is that Ninja Hubz loves them so much, he usually eats them all within a few days :)

Pizza Hoagies
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (this is my addition, not part of the original recipe... but who doesn't want more garlic in their life? mmm)
  • 1 can (15 oz) pizza sauce (I usually use about 1/2 a jar of spaghetti sauce like Ragu)
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives (I omit these)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 hoagie or submarine sandwich buns or french rolls (I usually use 6 french rolls, I don't even know where to find 8 packs)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (another addition)

In a skillet, cook beef and onion (and garlic) over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in pizza sauce, olives, basil and oregano. Cook for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Cut 1/4 inch off the top of each roll; set aside. Carefully hollow out bottom of roll, leaving a 1/4 inch shell (discard removed bread or use for something else). Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese inside each shell. Fill each with about 1/2 cup meat mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese (and parmesan, if using), gently pressing down to flatten. Replace bread tops.

To cook immediately: Place sandwiches on baking sheet, bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until heated through.

To freeze: Wrap sandwich in foil and freeze. To prepare frozen sandwich, place foil-wrapped sandwich on baking sheet, bake at 375° for 60-70 minutes or until heated through.

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Michelle said...

this looks lie something my family would love. thanks for sharing!

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