This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bertolli®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Rob and his family like good food and they have been introducing me to the finer tastes in life. Now I like good food, too, but I’m more of a meatloaf and mashed potatoes with a side of buttermilk pie kind of a gal. The Andes clan are far more worldly and introduced me to my first ever experience with oysters, for example. And while I am always going to appreciate people kind enough to feed me I have to say that they won’t have to worry about ever sharing their oysters with me again. It is just not my thing. In fact, I ordered shrimp and when they came out with heads and eyes staring up at me I thought I was going to pass clean out. But it turned out those little fellas were super dang tasty. Lesson learned!
When it comes to cooking up some supper for Rob and myself I go with the things I know… I won’t be preparing any oysters or fancy cuts of meat and as long as I’m cooking I think I could make anything and he’d appreciate it. So I went out to Kroger, who is celebrating the tastes of Italy, and grabbed a jar of Bertollli® Marinara to whip us up a fantastic Italian influenced American dinner. I’d like to introduce Italian Sloppy Joes with Garlic Bread Buns! Woo!
I must admit that this was our first homemade meal in our new home AND I must admit my first go was way, way too salty. But luckily that isn’t going to be the case for you because I’ve whipped this bad boy up to perfection! So head on out to Kroger and grab your ingredients as follows…
- Bertolli® Marinara with Burgundy Wine
- .75 pound of super lean ground beef
- .5 pound of ground Italian sausage
- 3-4 leaves of basil, shredded
- garlic butter
- hamburger buns or rolls
Brown your ground beef and ground Italian sausage together in a skillet. Drain grease really well.
Add 1/2 a jar of Bertolli® Marinara and 1/2 cup of water to the skillet. Allow to simmer until liquid and sauce has reduced and you have a thick saucy meat.
Put garlic and butter onto the inside of your buns. A store-bought version works well or melt about 1 tablespoon and add in 1/4 teaspoon of Italian herbs and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.
Heat the buns through and sear off the butter in a hot skillet.
Stir shredded basil into sloppy joe meat right before serving.
Now through October 11 head on out to Kroger to enjoy the ‘Taste of Italy’ and grab your Bertolli® sauce plus other ingredients to make this fine supper for you and yours… Dished out your Italian sloppy joes on your hot garlic buns with a healthy veggie and fruit for a great and super good for you supper that the whole family will enjoy!