Make-Ahead Sloppy Joes | Reader's Digest

Make-Ahead Sloppy Joes

A time-honored favorite for now or later.

from Quick Cooking

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  • prep 30 min    cook 35 min
  • serves 14

Delicious sloppy joes that can be ready to eat in under an hour, or saved for as long as 3 months in your freezer!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 14 to 16 sandwich buns, split
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

    How to make it  1 hour, 5 minutes


  • 1

    In a skillet, brown sausage, beef and onion. Remove from the heat; drain. Remove the centers from the tops and bottoms of each bun. Tear removed bread into small pieces; add to skillet. Set buns aside.

  • 2

    Stir remaining ingredients into sausage mixture. Spoon about 1/3 cupful onto the bottom of each bun; replace tops. Wrap individually in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through or freeze for up to 3 months.

To use frozen sandwiches: Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until heated through.