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Pizza English Muffins

 Pizza English Muffins
From St. Paul, Minnesota, Lea Deluca recalls, "My mother prepared these individual pizzas for me from the time I started elementary school until I entered college. They're a big hit with all ages."
36 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 packages (12 ounces each) English muffins, split
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, sausage and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato paste,
  • garlic salt, oregano and cayenne. Spread over the cut side of each
  • English muffin. Place on baking sheets. Combine the cheeses;
  • sprinkle over meat mixture.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months or bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or
  • until heated through. Yield: 3 dozen.
To use frozen Pizza English Muffins: Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 English muffin half equals 145 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.