RECIPES WITH TOMATO PASTE – ITALIAN JOES ON TEXAS TOAST
|1 pound ground beef||1/4 cup tomato paste **|
|1 small green pepper, finely chopped||1/4 teaspoon salt|
|1 medium onion, finely chopped||1/8 teaspoon pepper|
|3 garlic cloves, minced||1 package (11-1/4 ounces) frozen garlic Texas toast|
|1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth||1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained|
|8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese|
- Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with green pepper, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until wine is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thickened, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, place Texas toast on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. pan; bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
- Spoon beef mixture onto toast; top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately.
|1 open-faced sandwich contains:|
|19g fat (7g saturated fat)|