Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sloppy Joe Pizza

I have to admit, this recipe intrigued me. How on earth do you combine sloppy joes and pizza? Since both are favorites of mine, there was no chance I would pass on this one. It turned out so good! Paired with a salad, it was a perfect dinner. A new family favorite that I can't wait to make again.

Sloppy Joe Pizza

1 can (13.8 oz.) refrigerated pizza dough
1 pound lean ground beef (80 to 90% lean)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup thick chunky salsa or 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup Concord grape jelly
2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a large cookie sheet with vegetable spray. Unroll pizza dough on the cookie sheet and press into a rectangle. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

In a skillet, brown beef and onion over medium heat. Drain well. Stir in dry mustard, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salsa or tomatoes, and jelly into beef mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring as needed, until slightly thickened.

Spread beef mixture oven baked crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer, until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Let stand before cutting.

Note: additional toppings- 1/4 cup jalapeno peppers, diced (cook with beef and onions) and/or 1 can chopped olives.

"We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police."
-Jeff Marder


queen of everything said...

the grape jelly scares me a bit, but hey i'll try anything once.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

You know, I felt the same way! But I realized that grape jelly is also an ingredient in sweet and sour party meatballs that I've made before and that was really good. If you make the pizza, let me know what you think.

Sophie said...

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