Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 66, Pizza Boats

I found this recipe on a card at Target. I like to browse the recipe cards that generally sit in the meat or produce sections of the stores.

Pizza Boats

1 pound ground beef
1 cup vegetable spaghetti sauce
4 bakery fresh hot dog buns
1 cup shredded Italian cheese mix or mozzarella

Heat broiler. Cook ground beef over medium heat until browned; drain and rinse. Stir sauce into ground beef and heat for about 2 minutes, until hot.
Slice buns 3/4 of the way through; spread with fingers to open like a boat. Spoon ground beef mixture into buns and sprinkle with cheese.
Place sandwiches onto baking sheet and broil 2-3 minutes 6 inches from heat until cheese is melted and buns are lightly toasted.

Serves 4

This is a good one to serve with a salad with a vinaigrette dressing. I had a honey mustard vinaigrette on my salad today. I used a marinara sauce for the spaghetti sauce and thought it was a little bland for this recipe. Maybe the traditional flavor sauce would have been a better choice or even a pizza sauce. We like black olives, so I mixed those into the hamburger mixture too. Other pizza toppings would have been good in the mixture, mushrooms, peppers, onions would have made it more pizza like.

Flavor Rating: Good, it was ok, but not over the top in flavor.

Ease of Preparation: Easy, but don't let the buns burn. It really only takes a couple of minutes to let the cheese melt.

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