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Bolognese Sloppy Joes

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Bolognese Sloppy Joes are probably the BEST WAY EVER to use up leftover bolognese sauce! In fact you’ll make bolognese just for the leftovers!

I make no apologies for stuffing spaghetti bolognese into bread rolls, it tastes good, especially with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

It’s a great way to use up leftover bolognese sauce and makes for a quick and easy kid-friendly dinner. 

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Honestly this is so good you’ll just make the bolognese with or without the spaghetti and serve it this way anyway!

(did I mention it tastes good?)

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Ingredients For Bolognese Sloppy Joes

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 400g minced beef
  • 800g chopped tomatoes – choose the flavoured ones with Italian herbs or Basil and garlic. I usually use
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

To Serve

You can serve these bolognese sloppy joes alongside spaghetti, crusty bread rolls and lots of Parmesan cheese

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Equipment Needed

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon – or other spoon for cooking
  • Teaspoon
  • Bread knife
  • Cheese grater

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How To Make Bolognese Sloppy Joes

Okay – first up, to make Bolognese Sloppy Joes you’ll need some leftover bolognese sauce… Or make a fresh batch. It’s quick and easy!

Bolognese sauce recipe

  • Add a splash of olive oil to a saucepan, tip in the garlic and onions and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add the mince and brown over a low heat.
  • Tip in the chopped tomatoes and oregano.
  • Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook with the lid on for around 20 minutes.
  • When the bolognese has just 10 minutes left to cook, cook the quantity of pasta you require as per the packet instructions.

Or serve these sloppy joes without spaghetti – they’re just as nice and well… less carby!

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How to make the bolognese sloppy joes

  • Split open the crusty bread rolls.
  • Stuff them with either just bolognese sauce or mix the bolognese with spaghetti first and then stuff with sauce and spaghetti – it’s entirely up to you.
  • Add plenty of grated Parmesan cheese and maybe a twist of black pepper.

Eat straight away, they’re far too delicious to wait a moment longer!

NOTE!

If you’re making the bolognese sloppy joes with leftover bolognese make sure it’s reheated thoroughly to at least 75C throughout before serving on the crusty rolls with cheese.

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How To Make Sloppy Joes Your Way!

  • Skip the Italian seasoning and throw in some chilli powder and ground cumin and go with a Mexican flavour. I’d serve these in cheese topped rolls.
  • Keep them plain and skip the seasoning all together just make regular sloppy joes.
  • Try serving in toasted ciabatta rolls with grated mozzarella melted on top – so good!

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More Minced Beef Recipes To Try 

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They’re usually super easy family meals and really simple to bulk up with extra vegetables to make the dish stretch further. 

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  • Beef Mince Curry – a quick and easy mild curry made using minced beef and vegetables. A total hit with the kids and way cheaper and quicker than take out!
  • Minced Beef Pie – use the slow cooker to simmer up a delicious, comforting pie filling and then top with a shop bought puff pastry pie crust and finish in the oven. Super easy and delicious.
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Yield: Makes 6

Bolognese Sloppy Joes

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A delicious way to serve bolognese and one you'll just LOVE!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1 onion - finely chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove - finely chopped 
  • 400g minced beef 
  • 800g chopped tomatoes - with Italian seasoning 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 

To Serve

  • 300g spaghetti 
  • 6 crusty bread rolls 
  • 60g Parmesan cheese - grated 

Instructions

To Make The Bolognese Sauce

  1. Add a splash of olive oil to a saucepan, tip in the garlic and onions and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the mince and brown over a low heat.
  3. Tip in the chopped tomatoes and oregano.
  4. Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook with the lid on for around 20 minutes.
  5. When the bolognese has just 10 minutes left to cook, cook the quantity of pasta you require as per the packet instructions.

To Make The Bolognese Sloppy Joes

  1. Split open the crusty bread rolls.
  2. Stuff them with either just bolognese sauce or mix the bolognese with spaghetti first and then stuff with sauce and spaghetti – it’s entirely up to you.
  3. Add plenty of grated Parmesan cheese and maybe a twist of black pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 27g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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