Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pizza Sloppy Joes


Sloppy Joes are a pretty easy dinner that I know everyone will eat in my house. I don't want my family getting bored with them so I always try to make a new version to keep it fun.  This time I decided to do a pizza version and it was a major hit.  My son (the picky eater) ate green peppers and mushrooms so I call it a small victory for me as well.  It tasted like a fantastic pizza and it  was quick, easy and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

1lb of lean ground meat
1/3 cup of chopped pepperoni
1-2 cloves of garlic grated
1 cup of finely chopped green bell pepper
1 cup of chopped button mushroom
1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 up to 1 1/2 cups jar spaghetti or pizza sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp of dried basil
salt and black pepper to taste
red chili flakes to taste

Hamburger buns of choice.  I used brioche style rolls.

 Chop all vegetables and pepperoni.  Heat a large pan with 1 Tbs of canola oil.  Brown ground meat (drain any excess oil).  Then add garlic, bell pepper and mushroom and saute for 2-3 minutes. Next add red chili flakes, oregano, basil, salt and black pepper.

Next add 2/3 of the chopped pepperoni and the tomato sauce. Reserve 1/3 of pepperoni to top sloppy joes.  Cook for 5 minutes and taste for seasoning.  Top hamburger style rolls with a serving of sloppy joe mixture.  Then top with handful of mozzarella cheese and some more chopped pepperoni. I also add some mozzarella cheese to the top bun so it would melt and toast on it as well.   Heat oven to 400 and bake until cheese melts.  Serve hot.  Enjoy.

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  1. Ha! There's an Asian beef and lentil sloppy joe recipe in one of the magazines I'm going through in September. It looks interesting (to me), but I'm trying to figure out how I'll sell it to the family. This version would go over so much better. Who wouldn't love a nice sloppy pizza like this!

  2. Wow, I never thought of tweaking sloppy Joe's with pizza flavors...genius! These sound fantastic, Ramona!!! xo

  3. I used to LOVE sloppy joes! :D Your pizza adaptation is SUCH a great idea! :D

  4. How creative! Now that's a perfect dinner for the long weekend. Love it! Congrats on winning our Blue Ribbon Challenge! Have a fabulous weekend, Ramona! xoxo

  5. Your photos are GORGEOUS! I've just added this to our menu immediately! I am literally drooling here, and I just ate dinner!

  6. I've got to tell you Ramona....when I had sloppy joe's growing up....they never looked like this! Sloppy joe's were something we ate when we were short on time or too tired to cook. THESE...are an event! They look scrumptious! I hope you have a great weekend! : )

  7. What a creative idea my friend, sloppy joes will never be the same again :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Winning!!! We were talking about sloppy joes this morning, guess this is a sign they should appear on my table soon.

  9. Ramona I'm sure your son knows he's got a great thing going for him with a mum who churns out such a variety of lip smacking dishes... A super sloppy joe. I agree with CCU here, sloppy joes will never be the same again.

  10. I haven't had a sloppy joe in foreverrrr! I love your pizza twist!

  11. Well, it looks like you are celebrating the long weekend the right way! Pizza and sandwich all rolled into one! Pepperoni on a sloppy Joe - that's got to be good!

  12. This is just so irresistible! I really wish I stayed next to you!

  13. I will definitely be trying this recipe. I always make Sloppy Joes's for my girl friends, they love it! Thank you!

  14. I totally love this idea! I'm sure this would be a total crowdpleaser in my house too. And a great way to get in some extra veggies (for me and the kids!)

  15. These are freaking fabulous. They make something similar at mini-me's work called pizza burgers and they are the bomb. I am making these next week. Will report back how much I love them once I do. xx

  16. these look absolutely delicious! thanks for sharing :)


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