Lasagna Joes have the creamy goodness of lasagna in a quick and delicious sloppy joe recipe. They’re a quick and easy lunch or dinner your family will love.
I take my lunch. Religiously. There are almost always leftovers for me to pack for lunch the next day. So, for me, a hot lunch is inevitable. And who doesn’t love a hot lunch?
I know school is just around the corner for some people. Thankfully, I don’t have to deal with that. I don’t have kids. But that does mean that the traffic and commuting pattern does change. I know it sounds weird, but those are the patterns that affect me to the most when fall comes.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sandwich, which sometimes nothing compares to a hot lunch. A stroganoff, chili, or pasta can really make or break a busy day at work or school. You’re sitting there with your email inbox just filling up, you’ve got meeting stacked back to back, and work is piling up like there’s no tomorrow.
Then, it’s lunch time. You open that container and it’s steaming hot contents sends up this heavenly aroma. The day melts away. Your stress and work melt away. There’s nothing in the world but you and your Thermos container of hot lasagna sloppy joes.
You grab the bun and make a sandwich. You want the sauce to have time to penetrate the bun. Today, there’s a bit of left over salad from the night before or you have some left over French fries. The door is shut, you ignore the phone, and you take one bite and relish in the delicious lasagna flavor of these sloppy joes.
Lasagna Joes have rich Italian flavors. They have that meat and cheese combination that I love in lasagna. You could even bring along some more mozzarella shredded or sliced to get even more cheesy goodness. This meat mixture could even be tossed with some hot pasta for a completely different kind of meal! Just saying.
By now you’re reading the ingredients and scoffing at the Worcestershire sauce. To me, it’s not a sloppy joe if it doesn’t have a little of that flavor in it. It’s an ingredient that enhances the rest and I honestly cannot make sloppy joes without it. If you haven’t tried Worcestershire sauce in your sloppy joes, you really should. It’s the key to fabulous sloppy joes.
Just look at that rich goodness!! Those chunks of meat, that creamy sauce. You just know it’s going to a lunch you want to savor and not rush. It’s a lunch you want to ignore the fact that you’re at work or at school and just relish in that lasagna goodness.
This is a brioche style hamburger bun. I wouldn’t recommend your typical hamburger bun. It will just disintegrate and you’ll wind up eating it with a fork. Oh yeah! Remember to bring a fork or a spoon to eat the filling that falls out. You will want to clean your plate!!
And you might want to bring a napkin or a kitchen towel. It’s gonna get messy. Maybe a wetnap or something for when you’re finished eating to clean your hands. Trust me. It WILL get messy. Deliciously messy! You can tell by just looking at it!
What’s your favorite hot lunch recipe?
Lasagna Joes have the creamy goodness of lasagna in a quick and delicious sloppy joe recipe. They're a quick and easy lunch or dinner your family will love.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup spaghetti sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray. Brown the ground beef. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, dried oregano, and garlic powder. Simmer until a thickened.
- Stir in the ricotta and mozzarella cheese and continue to simmer until the cheese is melted. Divide the mixture evenly between 4 insulated containers and pack in your lunch box with a bun and extra mozzarella cheese, if desired.
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