Monday, August 2, 2010

Pizza Sloppy Joes

I've already told you that sloppy joes aren't my favorite sandwiches because of the soggy buns. This is a variation of sloppy joes that uses pizza as its inspiration. And they're really quite tasty. Especially if you toast your buns!

This is a fabulous recipe to serve to hungry teenagers, too. We've hosted our youth group from church and served these "burgers" to the delight of all. Of course, we quadrupled the recipe a couple of times. Is that octupled?

Anyway, here's what you need:

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
2 teas Italian seasoning
1/2 teas garlic powder
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large skillet, brown the meat with the veggies. Drain. Stir in the pepperoni, sauce and seasonings. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add all but 1/4 cup of the cheese.

Serve on toasted buns. Top each sandwich with reserved cheese.

Charles says this is like eating a supreme pizza on a bun. Feel free to add mushrooms or olives if you like.

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Freezer instructions : Double the recipe so you can eat one batch now and one later. Or put both in the freezer. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Transfer to freezer bags or containers and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. To serve, thaw in the fridge, then place in a saucepan and heat on the stove.


  1. Marsha - this looks yummy - I have been looking for some new dinner ideas in recent days - thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Oooo, those sound really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  3. Oh, yum! We love joes and I love the Italian tweak!! :D

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!!

  4. My kids would actually eat those. Great idea!

  5. This looks yummy and title is even more tempting!