Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hungry High Schooler Beef Sandwiches - Caity

Have you ever come home from work or school and been so hungry you'll eat anything in sight? Pickles, chips, cookies, croutons, ice cream.... your hand.... I have! One time, I even poured the rest of the crumbled tortilla chip bag into the salsa jar and ate that. 

There is nothing better than coming home after a long day and being able to find something tasty and satisfying in the freezer. I used to eat a lot of these sandwiches in high school. My mom used to keep them in the freezer so I could heat them up when I got home from soccer practice (and since I was growing at that point, I'd eat dinner later too). This recipe makes about 12 sandwiches, depending on the size of bun you use. You can serve them all at once for a big group or freeze the leftovers and throw them in the microwave later.

Looking at the ingredients you might get a little weirded out. Chopped pickles and ketchup??? I promise its good! You have to try it! 

what you'll need:

1-1/2 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 ketchup
3/4 cup chopped dill pickles (or sweet pickles if you like them)
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
12 hot dog buns

In a saucepan, cook the beef and onion until the meat is no longer pink. Drain. 

Stir in the ketchup, pickles, salt, pepper, garlic powder and hot sauce. Keep over medium heat until warmed through. 

Mix in the cheese and stir thoroughly.

Place about 1/3 cup of filling into each bun. Serve hot! 

Allow any leftover sandwiches to cool overnight in the fridge. Wrap each sandwich individually in saran wrap or foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. 

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