What. Have. We. Done? We turned sloppy joe night into pizza night with the addition of pepperoni and mozzarella.
1 pound ground beef
1 yellow onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
12 ounces tomato sauce
1 tablespoon oregano, minced
1 teaspoon minced basil
1 teaspoon salt
4 ounces pepperoni, divided (3 ounces chopped, 1 ounce whole)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
4 brioche buns
In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until meat is cooked. Add garlic. Stir in the tomato sauce, oregano, basil and salt. Add chopped pepperoni and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spoon 2/3 cup of sloppy Joe filling on the bottom half of each bun. Top with shredded mozzarella and 3 pieces of pepperoni. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese melts. Top with bun and serve!
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