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Lasagna Joes

You will fall in love with this recipe! You can even try them slider-size (Rachael calls ’em Messy Giuseppis!) and serve them at your next party.


For the sloppy lasagna filling and topping:

For the garlic rolls:


For the filling, heat the olive oil, two turns of the pan [1], in a large skillet [1] over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and stir for a minute or two; add the beef and brown and crumble. Add the onion, garlic and chili pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomato paste and stir for 1 minute; add the wine and stir. Add the stock, tomato puree or passata and the milk; reduce the heat; stir in the basil. Simmer to thicken and combine the flavors, about 15-20 minutes.

To serve, make garlic bread rolls for your sloppy beef: Heat the oil in a small pan [1] over medium heat. Melt the butter into the oil. When it foams, add the garlic and swirl for 1-2 minutes; remove from the heat. Stir the parsley into the butter. Lightly toast the rolls in a hot oven or under the broiler. Brush the rolls with garlic butter and sprinkle cheese over the rolls, return to the oven for 1 minute, or place under the broiler for 30 seconds or so to set the cheese.

Serve the filling on rolls topped with a few tablespoons of ricotta.

This is one of many “Yum-o!” recipes – it’s good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael’s nonprofit organization, visit
www.yum-o.org [2].