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THE SLOPPY JESSICA INSPIRED BY BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Picture for The Sloppy Jessica inspired by Brooklyn Nine-Nine

13,887,185 views  If you're going to torpedo your diet, you might as well go down in a blaze of glory - and that's exactly what Gina Linetti does with wild abandon in Brooklyn Nine-Nine when she whips out a Sloppy Jessica. Please don't make this - like I'm not gonna stop you, but you honestly shouldn't eat this. But maybe though.

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INGREDIENTS

For the Chili

For the Chili

Ancho chilis (3  4 depending on size)

Ancho chilis (3 4 depending on size)

cumin

2 tsp cumin

ground coriander

2 tsp ground coriander

paprika

2 tsp paprika

chipotles in adobo (depending on heat preference)

1 ½ canned chipotles in adobo (depending on heat preference)

ground beef

1 lb ground beef

small onion, diced

1 small onion, diced

of garlic

2 cloves of garlic

diced tomatoes

1 can diced tomatoes

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

For the Red Sauce

small diced onion

1 small diced onion

Olive oil

Olive oil

of garlic

1 ½ cloves of garlic

pureed tomatoes

1 can pureed tomatoes

diced tomatoes

1 can diced tomatoes

Dried oregano

Dried oregano

of basil

1 sprig of basil

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

For the Mac and cheese

For the Mac and cheese

box ziti noodles

1 box ziti noodles

butter

3 tbsp butter

flour

3 tbsp flour

of whole milk

3 cups of whole milk

Dried mustard

Dried mustard

Hot sauce

Hot sauce

grated yellow cheddar cheese

1 lb grated yellow cheddar cheese

of grated parmesan

4 ½ ounces of grated parmesan

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Chili

1.

Begin by toasting your ancho chilis until they just barely start to smoke and then place in boiling water for 10 minutes.

Ancho chilis (3  4 depending on size)

Ancho chilis (3 4 depending on size)

2.

In a blender add the chilis and water along with cumin, ground coriander seed, paprika, and canned chipotles in adobo sauce (more or less depending on your heat preference) and blend together.

cumin

2 tsp cumin

ground coriander

2 tsp ground coriander

paprika

2 tsp paprika

chipotles in adobo (depending on heat preference)

1 ½ canned chipotles in adobo (depending on heat preference)

3.

In a pan, brown ground beef. Once browned, remove from the pan. Put a chopped onion and minced garlic into the pan to cook in the beef fat. Once fragrant and translucent, add ancho chili mixture, diced tomatoes, and the ground beef. Stir to combine, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

ground beef

1 lb ground beef

small onion, diced

1 small onion, diced

of garlic

2 cloves of garlic

diced tomatoes

1 can diced tomatoes

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

4.

For the Mac and Cheese

1.

Cook ziti noodles in a large pot. Once cooked, drain pasta and set aside.

box ziti noodles

1 box ziti noodles

2.

In the same pot whisk together flour and butter. Once combined, slowly add whole milk. Mix and scrape sides until everything is fully combined. Also add ground mustard and a little bit of hot sauce.

butter

3 tbsp butter

flour

3 tbsp flour

of whole milk

3 cups of whole milk

Dried mustard

1 tbsp Dried mustard

Hot sauce

Hot sauce

3.

Add grated yellow cheddar cheese along with grated parmesan cheese and mix until fully melted and combined.

grated yellow cheddar cheese

1 lb grated yellow cheddar cheese

of grated parmesan

4 ½ ounces of grated parmesan

4.

Add the pasta to the mix and stir until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

5.

For the Red Sauce

1.

In a pan, heat some olive oil before adding small chopped onion and cook for a few minutes until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook briefly.

Olive oil

Olive oil

small diced onion

1 small diced onion

of garlic

1 ½ cloves of garlic

2.

Add a 50:50 mix of diced and pureed tomatoes along with a few pinches of dried oregano and sprig of basil. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour or until mixture has slightly thickened.

pureed tomatoes

1 can pureed tomatoes

diced tomatoes

1 can diced tomatoes

Dried oregano

Dried oregano

of basil

1 sprig of basil

3.

Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

4.

For the Assembling the Sloppy Jessica

1.

Cut french bread in half lengthwise. Add mozzarella cheese on both halves, topped with the red sauce, more mozzarella and some grated parmesan.

2.

Place in a 425°F oven until cheese is melted.

3.

Combine your mac and cheese with your chili and mix together to make chili mac.

4.

Remove french bread from oven and top with chili mac mixture.

5.

Fold bread in half to make sandwich. Cut in half. Serve and enjoy!

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