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 min
  • total time 6 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 18

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)
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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