This substantial sandwich is a Rhode Island classic with a few adaptions of my own made over the years. Make it with as much kick as you want and serve it up on a sturdy roll or in a bowl. This was the #1 food found in our picnic basket when we went to the beach to dig for clams throughout my childhood. And then it became the #1 hot dish for family cookouts and get togethers, it’s especially good for tail-gate parties and watching football games.
Dynamite Sandwich Recipe
Makes a lot but it freezes and reheats beautifully.
5 lbs ground beef
3 lbs onions diced
Salt, pepper and red pepper, a dash or two (or 3-4) hot sauce
About a tablespoon Italian spices (combination oregano, basil, etc)
1 large can tomato sauce (this can be a #10 can, or a combination of smaller cans of kitchen ready, chopped, or pureed tomatoes)
Fry the hamburger and drain well. Place hamburger, pepper s and onions in a large pot. Add tomato sauce, adding until mixture is completely covered. The mixture should be nice and thick. Add salt, pepper and slowly add red pepper to taste. Let simmer until peppers and onions are cooked throughout, stirring often. Taste to adjust the amount of kick you want from the red pepper and hot sauce.
This always tastes better if made the day before and slowly reheated the next day. Make sure it’s completely cool before refrigerating. Serve over grinder roll (traditional) or other sturdy roll.