Budget Italian Hot Sandwiches

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READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by jennifer in new jer

Made this tonight for my 3 yr old daughter and myself. Pretty inexpensive to make, easy, and taste was very good to us. I figured total cost for this meal was less than eleven dollars for what we had to buy. Probably cheaper if you get non-organic meat and a cheaper sauce. (we had the spices already) It was enough for 3-4 people. Subs can be made using fresh garlic and adding a splash of dry red wine. NOTE: we used paul newman tomato and basil spaghetti sauce but the computer would only recognize how it's listed below. I have not tried it with other sauces. This is just listed as exactly how we made it. Hope it works for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place turkey, Sauce, Salt and Pepper, 1TB olive oil and 1Tsp garlic powder in large sauce pot and bring to simmer.
  2. Be sure to break up meat depending on your preference; large chunks of meat or fine chunks.
  3. Lower heat and keep to a slow simmer for about 3 hours.
  4. When sauce is about done, open each sandwich roll but dont separate the tops and bottoms as it will help hold sandwich fillings in better.
  5. Spread the 2 TB olive oil and the 2 Tsp garlic powder over the rolls as if making a garlic bread, and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes to get rolls toasted.
  6. Then broil the rolls for about 3-5 minutes to get tops golden brown.
  7. Fill each roll with the meat/sauce filling and enjoy. May be topped with good shaved parm cheese.

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