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Slow-Cooker Pizza Joes

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Slow-Cooker Pizza Joes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 6 hr 25 min
  • Servings 18
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Serve two kid favorites in one with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and more added to ground beef sauce for sandwich buns.
Updated Apr 30, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For mini sandwiches that are more appropriate for appetizers, serve the meat mixture and cheese on dollar buns.

Nutrition

320 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 26g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
145
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
7g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
14%
14%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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