Pizza Joe Sandwiches

Pizza Joe Sandwiches

Serve two kid favorites in one! Watch them enjoy this slow cooked sandwich dinner filled with pepperoni and ground beef.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

4:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

18

servings

2
pounds lean ground beef
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
jars (14 ounces each) pizza sauce
1
package (3 1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
18
sandwich buns, split
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
  1. Cook beef and onion in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat about 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain.
  2. Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Spoon beef mixture into cooker. Stir in bell pepper, pizza sauce, pepperoni, basil and oregano.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Serve beef mixture with buns and cheese. Beef mixture will hold on low heat setting up to 4 hours.
Makes 18 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ingredient Substitution
Just as for pizza, the meat in these sandwiches can be interchanged according to your family's personal preferences. Use all bulk Italian sausage (be sure to cook until no longer pink), or use half ground beef and half Italian sausage.
Serving Suggestion
To make this kid-friendly recipe all the more appealing, serve with a take-along treat such as pudding snacks or chewy fruit snack rolls.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 145),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.