Hearty Sausage Stromboli Recipe

Hearty Sausage Stromboli Recipe


1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage

1/4 pound ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup tomato paste

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread

6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

How to make it

In a large skillet, cook the sausage, beef, onion, mushrooms and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, salt, oregano, garlic and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened.

Meanwhile, cut top third off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).

Line bottom half with three mozzarella cheese slices; top with sausage mixture and remaining cheese. Replace bread top. Wrap sandwich loaf in foil.

Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Yield: 6 servings.