Try out this cheap and easy recipe!

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ROCK

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Try out this cheap and easy recipe!

I come from a small city in Rhode Island where the French Canadian's were the majority of the population. They came to the city of Woonsocket in huge numbers at the turn of the century because Woonsocket was known as a boom town for textiles mills. There was plenty of work to go around. Most French Canadian's had real big family's and had to find ways to make their meals stretch. This recipe was a favorite of the young and old alike. It was only heard of in Woonsocket and the immediate area. My mother had made all her son's wife's a recipe box filled with our favorite recipes that she used to make for us while growing up. I was looking through the recipe box today and found this old favorite and decided to make it right away. It's simmering on the stove now as I post this.

DYNAMITE'S

2 lb. ground beef
2 to 3 onions, good sized, cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces
3 to 4 green peppers, cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces
1 tbsp. hot red pepper
1 sm. can tomato paste
Salt slightly to taste
Pepper slightly to taste
Hoagie rolls,buns or any other bread that you like that will hold the recipe

Brown beef, drain off fat. Add onion, green pepper, tomato paste, hot red pepper , salt and pepper. Simmer until onion and green pepper are tender.

Serve on hoagie rolls or any roll. (Hot red pepper give it the name dynamite. More can be added to make it hotter.) The longer it's simmered the spicier it will be.
Feed's 6 to 10 people easily.


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Ellis

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Yummie dat sounds good!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rock please, we need some chairs!!
Staff is comming for dinner!!:snowplay:

Bring the beers!!​
 
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ROCK

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Yummie dat sounds good!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rock please, we need some chairs!!
Staff is comming for dinner!!:snowplay:

Bring the beers!!​

You know something? It's funny you mention "beer's'"! To this day charity's around the city still host what's called a Beer and Dynamite party. They are usually held on a Sunday afternoon and the ticket price is $5.00 to $10.00 per person for all the draft beer you can drink and all the Dynamites you can eat!


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Kotsy

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omg Rock, those sound like
Sloppy Joes. Ever hear of them?​
 
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ROCK

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omg Rock, those sound like
Sloppy Joes. Ever hear of them?​

Yes! There not even close. Well maybe a little close. No BBQ sauce and not tomato'y at all. Very spicy! With a totaly different taste.

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Bad Boy

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I am not French Canadian, but I do know the sandwich. Mother and Farther did alot of things, to stretch the budget. Back then there was no such thing as 70, 80, or 90 percent lean hambuger. It was more like left over scraps of meat and fat mixed and grounded.
Good way to get rid of the grease was to boil the grounded meat first, then brown and season, plus the long simmer. As Seaman says, one of the best sandwich you can make cheap. This is not even close to a sloppy Joe.
Thank you Seaman, for remembering, my younger days.
 

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