Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Italian style sloppy joes that I saw on Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello today. The CA chili powder is a sweet powder.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs pork sausage
- 1 tablespoon fennel seed
- 3 tablespoons california chili powder
- 1 tablespoon new mexico chile powder
- gray salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup red wine
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, crushed by hand
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- chicken broth or beef broth or water, for thinning sauce
- 6 large soft hamburger buns, split
- In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, fennel seed, chili powders, and salt and pepper, to taste.
- In a large skillet over medium heat cook the sausage mixture until browned.
- Remove it from the pan and set aside; drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the skillet.
- Return the SKILLET to medium heat and add the onions and garlic.
- Cook until the onions are soft, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
- Add the red wine, then stir in the tomato paste, pureed tomatoes, and dried oregano.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and add the cooked sausage.
- Turn the heat down and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
- If mixture is too thick, thin it with a little broth or water.
Great recipe packed with flavor! I used turkey sausage to lighten it up a bit and used ancho chili powder instead of the New Mexico chili powder. Loved the rich flavor that the wine added. Served sloppy-joe style on whole wheat buns but I think this would make a great pizza sauce too. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This was delicious. I also used regular chili powder as there is not a lot of variety in this spice where I live. In addition, I made it with ground chicken instead of sausage. Oddly enough, it still tasted like sausage but the chicken is more healthy for me.
This was great I used regular chili powder because I couldn't find the other ones and it tasted great. Not as quick as manwich but definatly worth the extra work.