Slow-Cooker Pizza Joes

Slow-Cooker Pizza Joes

Serve two kid favorites in one with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and more added to ground beef sauce for sandwich buns.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

6:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

18

sandwiches

2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
medium onions, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper (1/2 medium)
2
jars (14 oz each) pizza sauce
1
package (3.5 oz) sliced pepperoni, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
18
sandwich buns, split
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
  1. In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef and onions over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Spoon beef mixture into slow cooker. Stir in bell pepper, pizza sauce, pepperoni, basil and oregano.
  3. Cover; cook on Low setting 4 to 6 hours.
  4. To assemble sandwiches, spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture onto bottom halves of buns. Top each with scant 2 tablespoons cheese. Cover with top halves of buns.
Makes 18 sandwiches
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
For mini sandwiches that are more appropriate for appetizers, serve the meat mixture and cheese on dollar buns.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 145),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 630mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.