Meat Mixture *See Notes:
1 lb Sweet Italian TURKEY Sausage* (Casings Removed)
1 lb LEAN Ground Beef
1/3c Italian Bread Crumbs
1/4c TO 1/3c Parmesan Cheese (Store Shelf Kind)
1/2 Red Pepper + Sm. Onion (Both these blended in blender)
3T Sauce Mixture (Below)
1/8tsp TO 1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Dried Basil
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Garlic and Cheese Topper Season (Corner Market Brand-Fleet Farm)
1 jar Spaghetti Sauce (I used Rinaldi’s Original)
1tsp Italian Season
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2 small can Tomato Paste (Basil Oregano Kind)
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Egg Rolls (Or taco shells, cabbage leaves, hoagies, etc.)
I heated up sauce ingredients, then brought down to a simmer for a few minutes. Then, covered and set aside. Blend red pepper and onion. Mix above meat mixture. Form little logs to fit egg rolls. Roll into egg rolls with a LITTLE sprinkle of moz. cheese AND 3 pepperoni slices (Dab of water helps egg roll edges stick!). Brown each side in skillet with butter flavor cooking spray. LIGHTLY spray baking pan with cooking spray. Spread a little sauce mixture on bottom, top with egg rolls, top with more sauce, top with good amount of moz. cheese. Bake 375 for 40minutes. Last 10minutes top with Parm. Cheese (Store shelf kind) finish baking 10minutes.
*NOTES: You can try Cabbage Leaves for wraps vs. Egg Rolls. I have yet to try, but you can try Ground Turkey Meat instead of Beef. Or Any Italian Sausage instead of Turkey Italian Sausage. Regular Pepperoni instead of Turkey. Depends on how healthy you want these to be.
Original way to cook this is to form meat into patties, top with pepperonis, cook in sauce. (You can choose to brown 1st, I don’t) Top with cheese, bake til browned and top onto Texas Garlic Bread/Toast/Buns/Hoagies. (Sometimes, I make patties stuffed with pepperoni.)
***We did not use all this meat. Extra was refrigerated for hamburgers the next night.
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