Sloppy Pizza Joes Recipe
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Sloppy Pizza Joes Recipe

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This recipe freezes well, so you can have a batch of Sloppy Pizza Joes on hand for an impromptu Pizza Joe party. —Charlene Easter, Milan, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 435 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 825mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pizza sauce and seasonings. Cook and stir until heated through. Serve on buns with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sloppy Pizza Joes in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011, p28

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TheDix User ID: 607421 193059
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Loved the flavor of this. I left out the rosemary, added some Italian seasoning as well as the garlic, oregano and onion powder. I used a good portion of fresh basil instead of dried. My family ate it giving great compliments. This is a keeper: the best sloppy joe recipe I've come across."

fuzzibuttt User ID: 4404995 125257
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"Great! I added mild sweet italian sasuage and used less rosemary! Will def do these again!!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 196195
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"Not too bad and easy to make. I agree that the seasonings gave them a strong taste. I would probably cut back on the rosemary."

Sherry Waldrep User ID: 851906 125049
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"easy to make - used shredded mozzarella cheese. The whole family liked them!"

bnicrhs User ID: 1279799 119196
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"I used a less rosemary, and added crushed red pepper flakes. Great taste & really simple. This is making the regular rotation!"

mombom User ID: 3131641 212830
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"I made these open face style and lightly broiled them. They were a hit with my husband and I as well as our young children. Will make again and again."

Justaname User ID: 5961618 181787
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"Very good. I added pepproni to the burger mixture."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 151139
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"This was quick and simple to make. This did have a strong flavor due to the all of the seasonings, kind of unexpected for a sloppy joe. There is a similar recipe out there, with a bit less seasoning, that I might try next time instead of this one."

simplygrreat User ID: 1816390 151135
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"I made these for dinner last night and my husband and son loved them! I followed the recipe exactly as written, except I toasted the buns underneath the broiler for a few minutes before putting the sauce and cheese on the buns. Next time I am going to toast the buns; add a slice of cheese to the top and bottom buns; melt that under the broiler for a few minutes before adding the sauce. Very, very good."

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