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English Muffin Pizza Joes

 English Muffin Pizza Joes
This recipe is a creation of mine that resembles the traditional sloppy joe sandwich. I like to prepare it whenever I have a crowd to serve, because the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. My children also love these for quick after-school snacks. I often fix the sauce ahead of time so they can reheat it quickly. —Barbara Gorden, Hanover, Pennsylvania
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links, casings removed
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 6 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add
  • the peppers, onion, mushrooms and seasonings; cook 2 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato
  • sauce and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Top each muffin half with 2 tablespoons meat sauce; sprinkle with
  • cheese. Broil until cheese melts and filling is hot. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 192 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.