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Sloppy Giuseppe (Italian Sloppy Joe) sliders


  • 1 tbsp     extra virgin olive oil, plus more
  • 1 1/4 lb  mild Italian sausages, w/out casings
  • 1 lg         yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp     balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp    salt
  • 1/8 tsp    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch   red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 c       canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 sm        clove garlic, minced
  • 2 c           jarred tomato basil sauce
  • 3 tbsp     chopped fresh basil
  • 16           slider rolls, sliced
  • 1-1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 16 slc      mozzarella cheese
  • Directions:

    1. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; add sausage. Brown well, breaking up links with a wooden spoon.
    2. Add onion, vinegar, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes; stir until onion is tender. Add tomatoes and garlic; stir 30 seconds. Add sauce; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until liquid has almost evaporated. Remove from heat; stir in basil.
    3. Preheat broiler. Brush cut sides of roll tops lightly with oil. Arrange all roll slices, cut side up, on a large baking sheet.
    4. Using an ice cream scoop, pile equal amounts of sausage mixture onto roll bottoms; sprinkle lightly with Parmesan; top with mozzarella slice.
    5. Place briefly under broiler, until mozzarella is melted and roll tops are toasted. Arrange roll tops over melted mozzarella and serve.

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