Recipe: Grilled Cheesy Sloppy Joes

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.

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