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My boys love this recipe. It quickly became one of our family favorites. You can change the spiciness of recipe by changing the type of sausage that you use. You can also lower the fat content by using turkey sausage. The recipe still tastes great! Different brands of pizza sauce will also change the flavor of the meat mixture. We like using our homemade sauce or a local store brand. One recipe makes a lot so it would be great for Super Bowl Sunday.

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Servings

12

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36

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Ingredients
Italian sausage

1 lb.

2 lbs.

3 lbs.

4 lbs.

5 lbs.

6 lbs.

Ground beef

1 lb.

2 lbs.

3 lbs.

4 lbs.

5 lbs.

6 lbs.

Salt

1 t.

2 t.

1 T.

1 T. + 1 t.

1 T. + 2 t.

2 T.

Pepper

1 t.

2 t.

1 T.

1 T. + 1 t.

1 T. + 2 t.

2 T.

Garlic powder

1 t.

2 t.

1 T.

1 T. + 1 t.

1 T. + 2 t.

2 T.

Red pepper flakes

1/2 t.

1 t.

1-1/2 t.

2 t.

2-1/2 t.

1 T.

Jar of pizza sauce (such as Ragu®)

30 oz.

60 oz.

90 oz.

120 oz.

150 oz.

180 oz.

On Hand Ingredients
French bread loaf, sliced in half

3 loaves

6 loaves

9 loaves

12 loaves

15 loaves

18 loaves

Mozzarella cheese slices

1 lb.

2 lbs.

3 lbs.

4 lbs.

5 lbs.

6 lbs.

Assembly Directions: 
Brown sausage and beef together; drain.

Option one: Mix cooked meat and all ingredients together.

Option two: Place in slow cooker. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, pizza sauce (and red pepper, if desired). Cook on high 1-2 hours, stirring once per hour. Cool.

Freezing Directions: 
Place mixture in a freezer bag or freezer container. Seal, label and freeze.

Serving Directions:
Option one: Thaw and add to slow cooker. Cook on high 1-2 hours, stirring once per hour.

Option two: Thaw and reheat in saucepan/microwave. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. With sliced loaf, pull a small amount of bread out of the bottom half, to make a ‘bowl’. With a slotted spoon, place meat mixture onto bottom half of bread and top with cheese slices (5-6 slices per loaf). Place the top on the French bread loaf. Wrap in foil and bake for 15 minutes in oven. Remove and slice into pieces.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 619 Calories; 33g Fat (48.0% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 51g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 89mg Cholesterol; 1578mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 3 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1-1/2 Vegetable; 5 Fat.

Carol Santee

Carol SanteeCarol is the co-author of the Big Book of Freezer Cooking and the author of 30 Day Gourmet’s Slow Cooker Freezer Favorites, Freezer Lunches To Go and Healthy Freezer Cooking eBooks. She is a computer information specialist and works for a computer software company.