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Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

"Sloppy Joes a family treat" by J.M. Hirsch. This recipe uses prosciutto, though bacon could be substituted. If using bacon, cook it separately and pour off the excess fat before adding it to this recipe. Recipe published in the Winston-Salem Journal: August 3, 2011.

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cook time:35 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 4 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 pound(s) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound(s) prosciutto, finely chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup(s) ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 bulkie rolls, toasted
  • 6 slice(s) provolone cheese


1. In a large saucepan over medium-high, combine the olive oil, garlic, onion, paprika, basil and oregano. Sauté until the onion is tender and seasonings are fragrant, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the ground beef and prosciutto. Sauté until the beef is cooked through and the prosciutto begins to brown, about 8 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup and vinegar and bring to a simmer. Stir in the Parmesan, then season with salt and pepper.

3. Set the oven to broil.

4. Arrange the bottom halves of the rolls on a baking sheet, then spoon some of the sloppy Joe mixture onto each. Top each with a slice of provolone, then broil just until the cheese starts to melt. Top with the other halves of the rolls.

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