Pizza Sloppy Joes

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Some of you might not know this about me but I have a "day job." I spend my days working at a large University and as you can imagine this is a very busy time of the year for us.  That means when I get home from work I am exhausted.  Absolutely spent.  So,  quick dinners that take minimal time and effort are essential!  

This recipe fits the bill.  Quick, easy and loaded with veggies with tons of flavor.  I would stick this one in your back pocket for this coming school year. 
Start with chopping your veggies.  I used red onion, green and red peppers.  You could also toss in mushrooms, banana peppers, broccoli whatever you like on your pizza.
Toss a pound of ground beef in a large skillet on medium heat and season with salt and pepper.
Brown it up
Then add the pepperoni.  Let this cook for a few minutes
Pour in a jar of pizza sauce 
And let it bubble away for a few minutes while you work on the garlic toast
Place the frozen garlic toast in a large skillet on medium high heat.  Cook them for a few minutes on each side.  PS.  did you know you could cook garlic bread this way!? Me either until I lived with my friend Sam.  She always made garlic toast like this, genius!
Then add in the veggies
Give it a quick stir.  You might ask why I did this so late…well I wanted it to be like a real pizza where the veggies are still a bit crisp.
Anyway, spoon this delicious mixture onto each piece of the garlic toast
And top with a bunch of cheese and sprinkle with a little pizza seasoning.
Pop these in the oven under the broiler for just a few minutes
And there you have it!
Serve with a nice green salad

Pizza Sloppy Joes 
(serves 4--2 each) 

1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 pound ground beef
salt and pepper for seasoning
1 cup chopped pepperoni
1 jar pizza sauce  
8 pieces of frozen garlic bread
2 cups shredded mozzarella
Pizza seasoning 

Start by placing the ground beef in a medium skillet on medium high heat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until no longer pink.  Then add the pepperoni and cook for about 3 minutes or so.  If there is a lot of grease, at this point, drain the grease and discard.  Pour the pizza sauce into the skillet with the meat, stir to combine.  Add the veggies to the skillet and let simmer while you work on the garlic toast.  

Place a large skillet on medium high heat.  Add the frozen garlic toast to the pan and cook on each side for about two minutes.  

Once the garlic toast is cooked, spoon the veggie and meat mixture onto the toast.  Sprinkle with cheese and a little bit of the pizza seasoning.  

Place under the broiler to melt the cheese.  

Remove from the pan and enjoy!!! 

Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz 


  1. These look so delicious -- I love how quick and easy they are to prepare, which is really important now that school is back in session.

    I too work at a university for my day job! What do you do at yours?

  2. Alex and I made these tonight and they were delicious! I followed your directions exactly - AND I loved using the Texas toast - that was my FAV part! Alex says, "they tasted good." Also - thanks for squash!

  3. You are a genius! I'm pinning this for my menu next week. Thanks!


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