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These are a classic Rhode Island treat. So delicious in a soft sub-roll with a little salt on top. My toddler loves to dip chips in it too. This can also be cooked in a slow cooker.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs 5 mins
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; cook the onion in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, bell peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes to the saucepan; stir.

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  • Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until the peppers are soft and the beef is tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 28.5g; carbohydrates 15.3g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 91.8mg; sodium 616.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2009
I searched for a Dynamites recipe to surprise my husband who is from Rhode Island. When I found this one it looked easy enough for an amateur like me to try. It was - easy and fantastic! Thanks! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2009
I searched for a Dynamites recipe to surprise my husband who is from Rhode Island. When I found this one it looked easy enough for an amateur like me to try. It was - easy and fantastic! Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2009
Some things I wanted to mention: Firstly there is no salt in the recipe so you'll probably need to add some if you use salt in your cooking. I do but the older people in my family don't want it in there. Also I say 6 servings because you can't stop eating these things they're so good. But really it makes about 8 medium sized sandwiches (or 6 really big ones!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2013
I personally like celery in my dynamites so I add that and season my hamburger with salt pepper and garlic powder. Other than that this is a great recipe. Made it several times serve dynamites on a hoagie bun with a side of potato or pasta salad and chips. Good stuff Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2012
These were ok but needed more seasoning to make them 5 star. The kids liked them a lot but the adults thought they needed some more spice to them. Not sure I will make them again since we have a sloppy jo recipe that we love and find more flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2017
We also made dynamites on the farm in Maine in the 1950s and 60s. this one is very similar to ours Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2017
3 1 17... http://allrecipes.com/recipe/186860/dynamites/... Hadn't heard of Dynamites till now. 'Reminds me of sloppy joe's or "Manwhich" (but much better tasting). I added a half t salt. Upping the red pepper would've been fine. It isn't spicy just tastes good. Should I have drained the meat? I was feelin' reckless & the recipe didn't say I should. Well I did what I could with that orange oil. I will drain next time or mostly drain. Thanks for the recipe! A couple days later I pressed boy 19 for a review & got at thumbs-up. Fair enough.;D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2020
I’m from Rhode Island but have lived in California for the past 25 years. I often get cravings for hot wieners, doughboys, pizza strips, stuffies, and all those other amazing Rhode Island favorites. My mom used to make Dynamites— but she called them Torpedoes and served them on grinder rolls— and we LOVED them. I happened upon this recipe and realized, this is her torpedo recipe! I made them following the recipe exactly except I added a few dashes of Frank’s Red Hot for a little zing. I cooked it in a crock pot for about 4 hours. I served them open-faced on grinder rolls and they were absolutely delicious! Tasted just like mom’s torpedoes! Read More