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Name:Spicy Beef Boats Contributor:Rob Kindred
Description:A blast from the past that mom made when we were growing up. Simple , yummy, and award winning*. Posted:2013-03-07
Key words:beef, boat, rolls Category:Main Dishes
ID:896 Updated:2013-03-08 12:24:04
Ingredients:1 lb ground beef
1 package seasoning mix, usually sloppy joe (more experienced chefs
feel free to wing it and use your own blend)
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter melted
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
12 small French Rolls
Preparation:Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine ground beef, celery, seasoning, and 1/4 cup of the cheese.
Start melting the butter.
Slice the top off the rolls and hollow out the inside.
Add garlic powder to melted butter, then brush the bottom of the rolls
with the mixture.
Fill the rolls with the ground beef mixture and sprinkle the remaining
1/2 cup of cheese over the top of the filled rolls.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
Notes:Mom must have overfilled the rolls, or they are made bigger
these days. I find that going by the book the boats aren't as full
(ok, overflowing-about half as much outside the rolls as inside) as I
remember growing up. I usually double the beef, celery, and sometimes
the spices.
40 min at 350 also works.
80%-93% beef all works wonderfully. Haven't tried ground turkey yet.

*-My middle school Home Ec teacher won the Lawry's Annual Cook-Off in
'66 with it. The recipe is from an old newspaper clipping out of mom's
cookbook. I did leave out the 1 tsp MSG in the original.

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