Pizza Burgers

Make it Italian in 20 minutes! Pizza sauce flavors standard sloppy joes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
jar (14 oz) pepperoni-flavored or regular pizza sauce
1/2
cup sliced ripe olives, if desired
6
sandwich buns, split
1
cup shredded pizza cheese blend (4 oz)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and bell pepper over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir in pizza sauce and olives. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture on bottom half of each bun. Immediately sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of the cheese; add tops of bun. Serve immediately or let stand about 2 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and bell pepper over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir in pizza sauce and olives. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture on bottom half of each bun. Immediately sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of the cheese; add tops of bun. Serve immediately or let stand about 2 minutes until cheese is melted.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Not a bell pepper lover? Go ahead and use celery instead.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
680mg
680%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.