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Sloppy joe on a ciabatta bun.
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Pizza Sloppy Joes on Garlic Bread Rolls

Sloppy Joes filled with your favorite pizza toppings (pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, cheese, etc.) all piled high on a garlic bread roll. A hearty and satisfying meal for game day or any night of the week!
Course main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Calories 402kcal


Garlic bread rolls:

  • 4-6 good quality rolls or buns split, I used ciabatta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • Pinch salt

Sloppy Joes:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ pound Italian sausage I used chicken sausage, about 1 link
  • ½ small red onion minced
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped or sliced
  • 5 mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 large or 6 small pepperoni chopped
  • 15 oz can pizza sauce I like Muir Glen
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup water plus more if needed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Garlic bread rolls:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine olive oil, butter, garlic and salt. Brush the top and bottom of each roll with the garlic butter and place on a baking sheet in the oven. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, flipping once, until toasted and golden brown.

Sloppy Joes:

  • In a large skillet or saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and sausage and cook until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks. Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add pepperoni, pizza sauce, ketchup, and water and stir to combine. Cover the pan lightly with foil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add more water, if needed.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper if needed (I did not add salt to mine). Sprinkle mozzarella over the top and stir it in to melt, or sprinkle the cheese onto each sandwich. Pile the meat onto the garlic bread and serve immediately.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 822mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 4.3mg