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Sloppy Joe Loaf




  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet and large skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In sprayed skillet, combine ground beef and onion; cook until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain well. Add tomato sauce, flour, basil, oregano and fennel seed; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, remove dough from can and place on lightly floured surface. Cut loaf in half lengthwise. Roll each half to form a 16 x 4-inch rectangle. You may want to stretch the dough with your hands to the correct size. Place 1 dough rectangle on sprayed cookie sheet, stretch it to the correct size on cookie sheet. Stir 1/2 cup of the cheese into ground beef mixture. Spoon and spread mixture over dough rectangle on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining dough rectangle. Again, stretch the dough to cover and form the top of the sandwich. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Cut into slices.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: $2,000 winner in the 2002 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest


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