Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sloppy Joe Pizza

Yummy note: If you are anything like me, the Fall seems to be the crazy time of year around here; between school functions, various appointments and activities, the evening meal sometimes gets comprised. I hate to admit it, but there are a few of those busy nights where take out is handy.  I am always looking for quick midweek meals, so when I found these recipe from my Secret Recipe Club friend, Jamie from Our Eating Habits, she really nailed it with some fast, easy, not to mention kid friendly meals. I'm always looking to add another staple to our round of supper choices, and I think this one for Sloppy Joe Pizza captured a spot. :) We love making our own pizzas here, as it is so easy to customize; seriously, we love sloppy joes and pizza separately, so why haven't we tried making this Sloppy Joe Pizza at home before?!  Needless to say, it was delicious. Also, what a nice way to use up leftover sloppy joes and incorporate them in a new meal or if you are in a pinch and don't have pizza sauce, it is an easy replacement. After your pizza, make sure you stop by Our Eating Habits for some amazing dessert options. Jamie has a ton of homemade cupcake recipes and other desserts like the Rootbeer Float Cake or these festive Gingerbread cupcakes!




Sloppy Joe Pizza
Source: Our Eating Habits Sloppy Joe Pizza


Ingredients:
2 tubes of refrigerated pizza crusts or your own homemade pizza dough
1 lb of ground beef or turkey
1 - 15 oz can of sloppy joe mix*
 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
grated parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top - up to 1/2 cup

*I didn't have a can of sloppy joe mix on hand, so instead, I just used my quick standby sloppy joe/bbq recipe here for Easy BBQ.


Directions:

Prepare your sloppy joes by browning the meat and adding your choice of sloppy joe mix or ingredients to make a homemade version. Next, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pizza dough and press into lightly greased cupcake pans for smaller mini pizzas or on a cookie sheet for larger pizzas. Pre-bake crust for a few minutes, 5-6 minutes for the smaller pizza cups or 7-8 minutes for a larger pizza. Basically just bake it just until the dough sets up a bit. Top each pizza with the sloppy joe mixture and then layer on the cheese. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Note: This recipe can be easily cut in half to use up leftovers! 


Prepare the Sloppy Joes. 

Gather the rest of the pizza ingredients.
To make a pizza non-dairy, Daiya cheese  is a good alternative to try. 
We ended up making some smaller mini pizza bites as well using cupcake pans.
Top the partially baked pizza crusts. 
All ready for the oven - individualized pizzas perfect for all! 

In just a few minutes, bubbly golden pizzas ready to enjoy. 
Sloppy Joe Pizzas!!  

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11 comments:

  1. Ooooh - you had me at Sloppy Joe! And, I love that these are individual portions. Great pick for SRC!

    Chris www.melecotte.com

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  2. BRILLIANT recipe and as I love both pizza and sloppy Joes, this really appeals to me! Happy Reveal Day - Karen from group C

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  3. So clever! Bet it would be good with leftover chili too!

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  4. Sooooooo creative! Perfect for a quick dinner!

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  5. Came across your blog and the sloppy Joe pizza sure did catch my eye. I bet the whole family would love this, can't wait to try it.

    I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:




    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-61-with-two.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/

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  6. How delicious do those look?!? YUM! Perfect for our family.

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  7. My mother makes this for anything where she has to bring a dish. Sometimes she even prints the recipe out on little index cards because people always ask for it. www.valentinospizzaandsportsbar.com

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  8. I love these delicious mini pizzas!!

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  9. Mmm this makes me think of childhood dinners. I have not had a sloppy Joe in so long- this pizza sounds amazing and like perfect comfort food

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  10. Looks and sounds incredibly tasty! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

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  11. What a great idea. And the little minis - genius!!

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