Pizza Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Pizza Sloppy Joes Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Pizza Joes in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p55

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brookover User ID: 3402173 227565
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."

MidnightLunaRose User ID: 7695757 210403
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."

hedjo User ID: 4179463 176866
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."

cheroliver User ID: 5271238 210402
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

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

LaFrenierM User ID: 5629873 160277
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

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

tinkerbellcat User ID: 5673819 163576
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Everyone enjoyed the Joes! will make again!"

thinmama40 User ID: 1381957 97325
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!"

Dutchr User ID: 3322390 109887
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!"

ericajo2001 User ID: 5000271 176864
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."

obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 176862
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."

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