Pizza Sloppy Joes

My husband loves sloppy joes and they are not always number one on my list. However, I try to come up with/find different variations to make for dinner. I have seen a few different "pizza joe" recipes, but never looked at them closely. However, I have been on a major pizza kick lately...sigh... and decided that a pizza sloppy joe sandwiches would be perfect. I used turkey pepperoni, green pepper, onion and black olive for our "toppings", but you could use anything you like on your pizza. Since this was a bit of a "throw together" recipe I wasn't sure what to expect, but the result was really yummy. It doesn't replace delicious pizza, but it is a great alternative and allows you to lighten the calories.

Our dresser for the nursery has come in and will be delivered on Tuesday! I am really excited to see his room coming together. I will post pictures when it is a little more complete. I ordered a few wall hangings from Etsy and can't wait to see what it all looks like together! Kellen's nursery doesn't really have a theme, but we are trying to use bring colors and natural woods. I can't wait to show you a little later down the road!


1 green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, diced
1 Tbl olive oil
1 1/4 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
14 oz jar pizza sauce
1 1/2 Tbl pizza seasoning
1 tsp dried parsley
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup turkey pepperoni, cut into quarters
3/4 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese (plus more for topping)
1/4 cup sliced black olives
6 buns (toasting optional)


In a large rimmed skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and peppers. Cook until tender (5-7 minutes).

Add ground beef and brown. Once beef is browned drain fat if you are using a higher fat ground beef. Add pizza sauce, seasoning and parsley. Seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.

Allow the mixture to come to a low simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Add pepperoni and allow mixture to cook an additional 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and remove from heat. Serve on buns and top with more cheese and black olives.

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