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Recipe Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Galbani® Mozzarella, Sliced
  • 15 oz. Galbani® Ricotta
  • 2 Tbsp. Galbani® Grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. basil, chopped
  • 16 oz. ground beef
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 2 Tbsp. softened butter
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 16oz. tomato sauce, divided

Recipe Directions

  • In a mixing bowl combine ricotta, 1 Tbsp. parmesan, black pepper, garlic and basil. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the ground beef until it is completely browned, approximately 7-10 min.
  • Drain and mix with 10oz. of tomato sauce.
  • Lay out bread, butter one side and dust with garlic powder and remaining parmesan.
  • On the non-buttered side of 4 pieces spread the ricotta mixture (about 1-2 Tbsp. on each piece), layer the ground beef mixture on the ricotta, followed by the slices of mozzarella. Top sandwiches with the remaining 4 slices.
  • Move to a preheated pan on medium heat and cook for approximately 90 seconds, pressing down with a spatula. Flip and repeat until golden brown.
  • Remove, cut and serve with remaining tomato sauce to dip or cover sandwich.