Each bite of Sausage Pizza Sloppy Joes yields a mouthful of hot gooey melted mozzarella, resting on top of browned ground beef and Italian sausage swimming in a flavorful sauce!
I can’t be the only person who never liked traditional Sloppy Joes, right? As a child, my enthusiasm for the soft, messy gruel schlepped on a bun was tepid at best. For me, it was temporary sustenance, nothing more. However, recently my wife served up some Pizza Sloppy Joes for supper and my entire attitude towards the sauced sandwich shifted. Who knew that would shift my entire attitude towards homemade Sloppy Joes?
Pizza Sloppy Joes
Hot gooey melted mozzarella, resting on top of browned ground beef and Italian sausage swimming in a flavorful sauce? This I can get behind! My wife’s version did not include Italian sausage, but for any sausage pizza fan, Sausage Pizza Sloppy Joes makes for a flavorful variation.
If you wanted to create pepperoni pizza sloppy Joes instead, it should work just fine. However, I would start out only using 4 oz of pepperoni, or the flavor may get overwhelming.
How to Make Pizza Sloppy Joes
I used my 12” Calphalon Contemporary skillet (affiliate link) to fit all of the ingredients in nicely. I like using a nonstick skillet for recipes like Sausage Pizza Sloppy Joes because I don’t have to worry as much about scorching. Plus, when I’m done cooking, I only need a damp paper towel to clean out the pan! Yes, really, it is that easy to clean!
Simply add the meat and vegetables to the skillet and cook until the meat has browned and vegetables are tender. Once cooked, drain the fat and add the marinara sauce. Stir to combine and serve on buns topped with Mozzarella cheese. It is really that easy.
Homemade Sloppy Joes
Crafting any type of homemade Sloppy Joes is exceptionally simple. There are a ton flavor combinations to fit any craving. If you are in the mood for that classic Sloppy Joe flavor check out my Homemade Sloppy Joes recipe that is better than Manwich! However, if you crave something a little more creative, check these out:
- Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
- Creamy Ranch Sloppy Joes
- Quick & Easy Cheesy Sloppy Joes
- Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- 8 Hamburger Buns
- 8 Slices Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb Italian Sausage removed from casings
- 24 oz Jar Marinara Sauce
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1/2 Green Bell Pepper chopped
Add onion, green pepper, ground beef and sausage 12" skillet and brown the meat as you break it up into small crumbles. About half way through browning you can drain the fat from the skillet if you want a leaner meal.
Once browned, add marinara sauce to the skillet and stir in to combine.
Serve on hamburger buns topped with slice of Mozzarella cheese.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE check out my Pizza Baked Gnocchi too!
This recipe was originally published on FoxValleyFoodie.com April 26, 2016.
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