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Ground Beef and Pepperoni Stromboli

I've made this many times when friends and family come over to watch football and basketball games. This sandwich always satisfies the huge appetites we build up cheering for our teams. - Shelley Banzhaf, Maywood, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 stromboli (8 servings each)


  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped


  • Place each loaf of bread dough in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Punch dough down. Roll each loaf into a 15x12-in. rectangle.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, oil and seasonings. Brush over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges; set remaining egg mixture aside. Layer beef, pepperoni, cheeses and onion on dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up, jelly-roll style, beginning with a long side. Tuck ends underneath; seal edges well.
  • Place seam side down on greased baking sheets. Brush with egg mixture. Bake until lightly browned, 30-35 minutes, brushing with egg mixture midway through baking. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 268 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 467mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.
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  • Bethany
    May 6, 2020

    This is soooo good! I made as directed and my family of 3 loved it. My three year old said he wanted to “eat it forever.” Thanks for sharing!

  • klandrews84
    Jan 6, 2019

    I use this recipe and make the bread from the pit stop stromboli recipe. Amazing

  • holliweller
    Jun 12, 2013

    Buy fresh pizza dough from pizza parlor. We get it for $2. MUCH better than frozen bread dough.My husband is the king of pepperoni making.

  • CMKakaNanna
    Mar 4, 2013


  • obsessedwithfood
    Jan 22, 2012

    Delicious! Variations of this recipe are endless! The only complaint I have was the bread dough was a pain in the butt to roll out to the rectangle. My husband ended up taking pity on me and did it. It was well worth the effort though because we both loved it. Perfect snack/meal while watching football!

  • LibbiPeach
    Aug 30, 2011

    Husband usually doesn't eat leftovers, but the next day when i got in the fridge, guess what was gone.

  • scullerymaid
    Aug 18, 2011

    Everybody loved this recipe! I did make a few changes the second time I made it. I only thawed the bread dough, and did not let it rise. I thought it was easier to work with, then. Also, I only used 1 egg and half of the stated amount of olive oil, and had plenty for both loaves. Thanks!

  • caryn moody
    Mar 9, 2011

    i've never made this exact recipe but have made a stromboli using the pillsbury crusty french loaf. you just unroll it, top it, roll it back up and back according to the packing. i usually make a lunchmeat version with ham, turkey, bacon, and cheese, but this looks tasty and will try this next time i make stromboli!

    Jan 20, 2011


  • PhoenixRaine
    Aug 22, 2009

    I do this with italian sausage and spinach, and a warm marinara sauce for dipping.