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 ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 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 sandwich equals 329 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 825 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Joes in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 329 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 825 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

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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. 8, 2011

I made a few changes--added a little extra spice, including some garlic, and left out the green pepper--and these were a hit. I just broiled them on foil for a no-mess cleanup. Will try the reviewer's suggestion of freezing serving size portions next time; these would make a great quick meal anytime.

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