Lunch / Dinner


Also known as a “Gizmo,” the Grinder is an Italian loose meat sandwich with a special sauce that will have you smiling up to the very last bite.


4 servings

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We used a combination of ground sausage and beef, but this sandwich can be made with all sausage, too.


Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element.

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a saucepan over medium. Add 1 tsp. garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and pepper flakes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer sauce while cooking meat. Season sauce with salt and black pepper before serving.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a sauté pan over medium-high. Add sausage, sirloin, and onion; cook until sausage and sirloin are fully cooked, 10 minutes. Drain off all but 1 Tbsp. drippings. Add remaining 2 tsp. garlic to meat mixture and cook until fragrant, 1 minute; season with salt and pepper.

Divide meat mixture among rolls; top with sauce and mozzarella. Broil grinders until mozzarella melts, about 1 minute; serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 714

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46g 70%

Saturated Fat 16g 80%

Cholesterol 94mg 31%

Sodium 1397mg 58%

Carbs 29g 9%

Protein 35g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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