Sloppy Guiseppes

Sloppy Guiseppes

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3/4 of 1 large green pepper, seeded and diced
3/4 pound lean ground beef
3/4 pound hot Italian sausage meat
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1 stalk celery, sliced thin
2 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. chili powder, or to taste
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 jar (26 oz.) Garlic & Cheese Chunky style spaghetti sauce

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and saute onion and green pepper until tender. Stir in both meats and cook until no longer pink. As the meat cooks, break up the large pieces and stir to combine the meats. Drain fat from meat. Return meat to skillet. Add garlic and stir gently until you begin to smell the garlic cooking (about 2 minutes). Place meat in a 3-1/2 quart or larger crockpot. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to blend ingredients. Cook on High for 1 hour then reduce to Low and cook for another 3 to 4 hours. Serve on slightly crusty buns along with a Caesar salad. Garnish with grated Mozzarella cheese.