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Pizza Sloppy Joes Recipe

Pizza Sloppy Joes Recipe

If you’re tired of same old, boring sloppy joes, here’s a tasty twist! These messy, kid-friendly sandwiches have a definite pizza flavor that families will love, but be sure to serve them with a fork! Connie Pettit - Logan, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 3 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni (about 50 slices), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 6 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Stir in the pizza sauce, pepperoni and herbs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Spoon 2/3 cup beef mixture onto each bun; sprinkle with cheese. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Replace tops.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 329 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 825mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein

Reviews for Pizza Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"My kids love this! I always double the recipe so I can freeze half for a super-quick dinner another night."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"My mother pretty much insulted my cooking after i made this. She said it sucked. I kind of liked it but, it could use some adjustments. It's pretty much spaghetti without the pasta and, my mom loves spaghetti but, only when she makes it though. It might just be her."

Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"I agree this seemed a little too salty (and I love my salt!). It seemed as if it needed to be served with pasta rather than on hamburger buns."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"It turned out way too salty for our taste with the sauce and pepperoni and cheese."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"It was a nice change from the typical sloppy joe's... It will go into our regular lunch/dinner rotation. :)"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Everyone enjoyed the Joes! will make again!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"This is a wonderful change of pace from the same old Sloppy Joe. My family prefers this one over any other!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Paying attention to other reviewer, I toasted the H/B buns in my toaster and broiled them on parchment paper...NO stick-No mess and they were terrific. I also added minced Garlic to the spices...Little common sense make these a real winner!"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"This really didn't have much flavor at all. Also, the juice from the meat mixture made the bun soggy so the bottoms all stuck to the pan when broiled. Overall not an awful recipe, but not worth the trouble of making again."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Three of us thought it was very good and three of us thought if was just alright. It was very easy to make and was definitely a nice change from regular sloppy joes."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"My family loved them, I also froze the left over in portion size so that they could take them as lunches to work. We will definitely have them again."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"Tasty and generous!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"Awesome! My picky 4 year old wouldn't eat it, but he doesn't eat anything. But the rest of us loved it!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"This was really good! My family doesn't really like sloppy joes but they loved this version!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"My family loved this recipe! It was so easy my 12 year old daughter made it for the whole family (which is for 7 of us)."

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