• 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • A dash of red pepper flake (optional)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces tomato pasta sauce
  • Butter
  • 12 bread slices
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • Fresh mozzarella slices
  1. Season ground beef with basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flake (optional). Cook beef and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until no pink remains, about 7-9 minutes. Stir tomato pasta sauce into meat.
  2. Butter one side of bread slices. Spread ricotta on half of slices. Layer in meat sauce and fresh mozzarella.
  3. Grill sandwiches over medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes on each side, or using a panini maker.
Recipe by Rachel Schultz at