Rhode Island Dynamites

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by quotFoodThe Way To

Another name for these are "Torpedos". These were a staple in our family for a quick meal that serves a lot of people. They are similar to a "Sloppy Joe", but in R.I. it is called a "Dynamite". This recipe is versatile and can be scaled down or up. It freezes well and tastes best if made 1-2 days ahead.

Top Review by Denise

These were really good. A friend was talking about these and I had never had one before, no time like the present to try one!I I adjusted the recipe to 2 lbs of ground round and then 1 each of the vegetables and the addition of 2 stalks of celery. I also added 1 tbsp of tomato paste. DH and I enjoyed these with an ice cold beer. Would be a great little sandwich for a crowd, thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a very large stockpot over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef, stirring often.
  2. Add the chopped green and red peppers, onions, and garlic; mix well.
  3. When the vegetables begin to soften, add the tomato sauce, bay leaves, parsley, hot pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  4. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 hours.

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