Ground beef and sausage are the main ingredients of this spicy sandwich filling. The heat level can be upped even further by adding hot pepper sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound Italian sausage
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, green bell pepper, celery and oregano. Saute for 5 minutes, or until onion is tender. Transfer this mixture to a plate and reserve for later.
In the same skillet over medium high heat, combine the ground beef and sausage and saute for 10 minutes, or until well browned. Add reserved onion mixture, chili sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.