Recipe Title: Hearty Italian Sandwiches
Recipe Category: Crockpot
Submitted By: Stacey - Wetumpka, AL
Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
2 large onions, sliced
2 large green peppers, sliced
2 large sweet red peppers, sliced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
8 sandwich rolls, split
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional
 
Directions: In a skillet, brown beef and sausage; drain. Place a third of the onions and peppers in a slow cooker; top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers of vegetables and meat, then top with remaining vegetables. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until vegetables are tender. With a slotted spoon, serve about 1 cup of meat and vegetables on each roll. Top with cheese if desired. Use pan juices for dipping if desired.
 
Notes: A great alternative to hamburgers or sloppy joes.
 
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