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Snack Pizzas Recipe

Snack Pizzas Recipe

This hearty snack is much like a sloppy joe sandwich, so it could be a meal in itself. Have knives and forks handy for folks to dig into these!—Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 36 slices snack rye bread
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato paste, water and seasonings; cook over low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • 2. Spread 1 tablespoonful on each slice of bread. Place on ungreased baking sheets; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 134 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.