Recipe: Grilled Cheesy Sloppy Joes

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Mar 02, 2023 12:08 PM

As hard as it might be to believe, there are folks who despise leftovers. The recipes in the March 2023 issue of Downhome, though, take leftovers to a new level.  Everyone will be saving their “couldens” (as in “couldn’t eat it all”) for another day. Here's one to try.

Grilled Cheesy Sloppy Joes
2 cups leftover bolognese sauce (pasta sauce with meat)
1/4 cup bell peppers, diced
2 slices mozzarella or Monterey Jack slices (or your favourite cheese)
4 thick slices bread (eg. Texas toast)

Add leftover bolognese sauce and diced bell peppers to a pot. Slowly reheat the sauce and let it simmer until peppers have softened.
Butter both sides of the bread slices and fry in a hot pan, flipping them once, until both sides are golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat.
Lay one slice of bread on a plate. Top with a thick layer of sauce, then a slice of cheese, and put a second slice of bread on top. Press down lightly for a moment to help melt cheese. Repeat for second sandwich. Serve hot.
Makes 2 servings.