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English Muffin Pizza Joes

This recipe is a creation of mine that resembles the traditional sloppy joe sandwich. I like to prepare it whenever I have a crowd to serve, because the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. My children also love these for quick after-school snacks. I often fix the sauce ahead of time so they can reheat it quickly. —Barbara Gorden, Hanover, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 6 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a large skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add the peppers, onion, mushrooms and seasonings; cook 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato sauce and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Top each muffin half with 2 tablespoons meat sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Broil until cheese melts and filling is hot. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 192 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Corwin44
    Mar 6, 2017

    This was easy and versatile. I didn't have sausage so I used 2 lbs ground beef. Because I wasn't using the sausage I felt like I needed to add additional seasoning, I used 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of fennel seed (to bring out that yummy pizza sauce flavor), 1 tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. I also added a can of tomato sauce because it was too dry with just the tomato paste. Topped with fresh sliced mozzarella and broiled it was a hit!

  • Carole Kay
    Sep 2, 2013

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  • scrapo
    Feb 4, 2011

    Great! Even my 1 year old ate a few in my mind this is a def. winner. I also printed out the Pizza English Muffins recipe at the same time and did incorporate some of that recipe - added a little tomato paste and water as it seemed to need to be more saucy. Also, for the sausage I used ground turkey sausage.

  • Monarchsmomma
    Feb 26, 2007

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