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Pizza Joes Recipe

Pizza Joes Recipe

These Italian-style sloppy joes are an easy twist on the classic. The meat can be prepared early and kept warm until it's time to eat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 medium green pepper
  • 1 ounce sliced pepperoni
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Stir in pizza sauce and oregano.
  • 2. In a food processor, combine the onion, pepper and pepperoni; cover and process until chopped. Add to beef mixture. Simmer 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Spoon mixture onto buns. Top with cheese and mushrooms. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 320 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 594 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.