Sloppy Joe Pizza

On 22nd January 2016, This was Dinner

I don’t think we really do the sloppy joe in England. Sure, like everything else, we might make them but (and correct me if I’m wrong) you don’t really see them on menus. I’m going to guess it is because they are so messy that no one in their right mind would order one out. Would they?

These were more pizza than actual sloppy joe and I’m guessing even messier due to the addition of melted cheese. I tried (in vain) to eat them without getting it everywhere!

Get set…

  • Finely slice a chilli
  • Finely chop an onion
  • Tear up some mozzarella
  • Halve a couple of baguettes* lengthways
  • Get minced beef, passata, oil & seasoning ready

Throw it together…

Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion. Cook until softened then add the beef. Brown the beef, breaking it down as you go. Add the chilli and some seasoning then pour in the passata.

Cook for at least 15 minutes uncovered. I do leave mine for longer as a personal preference.

Heat the grill (*I used par baked ones so they were still warm and didn’t need toasting but if you use fresh bread, toast them first).

Divide the mince over the baguette halves then scatter with mozzarella. Grill until the cheese is bubbling.

Dish is up…

Carefully halve again and serve. Make sure you have plenty of kitchen paper on hand as it might get messy!


The original BBC Good Food recipe can be found here.

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