3. Make-Ahead Sloppy Joes

We all remember sloppy joes from our summer camp days. Who knew that you could make these delightful sandwiches ahead of time and save them for up to three months in your freezer!

1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
14 to 16 sandwich buns, split
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Make Ahead Preparation:

In a skillet, brown sausage, beef and onion. Remove from the heat; drain.

Remove the centers from the tops and bottoms of each bun. Tear removed bread into small pieces; add to skillet. Set bun shells aside.

Stir remaining ingredients into sausage mixture. Spoon about 1/3 cupful onto the bottom of each bun; replace tops. Wrap individually in heavy-duty foil.

These individual sandwiches can be heated and eaten as is or frozen for up to 3 months.

Last Minute Assembly:

Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through.

To use frozen sandwiches: Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until heated through.

Serves 14-16

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