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Hearty Italian Sandwiches

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars

"'I've been making this sweet and spicy sandwich filling for 35 years,' writes Elaine Krupsky of Las Vegas, Nevada. 'It smells as good as it tastes!' It's a great reward for a hungry family after a day working or playing outdoors.'"
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6 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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 met, 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.


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My family loved this recipe!! It was one of those times where I wasnt going to be home for dinner, and they forgot to make a sandwich out of it and ate it as it was and raved about it. I follo...

This was very tasty. I added one can of tomato sauce, because it seemed a little dry. My family really enjoyed it, and it made plenty!

Oh my goodness, this was so good I made it the again the very next day and froze it. The flavors of the peppers blended so well with the 2 different kinds of meats. You could serve this so ...

These were pretty good, however, for me, a little goes a long way. They seemed almost too rich for me, if that makes any sense. I was only able to eat a half sub (which was plenty) due to the ...

Super! I added a few mushrooms and ~9fo of beer (had to make sure the beer was good for consumption first;)). I reduced veggies to 1 instead of 2 and skipped out on adding the cheese. Will defin...

Very good. I used ground turkey instead of beef. Also, I didn't have green bell peppers, so I used red and yellow. This is a winner.

This recipe is so awesome! I made it for a big Christmas Eve party and everyone loved it! Absolutely delicious!!

I added a tablespoon of garlic powder for the 4 person ingredients, was still a little dry so I also added 1 cup beef bullion. It turned out excellently.

I found this recipe years ago on here and have been making it ever since. In the fall I prep this the night before and keep it in the fridge until the next morning, turn on the crock pot before ...