Ever have one of those evenings when you just can’t decide on what to make for dinner? Oh,  you say that every night is like that at your house?  Sounds like me!  Just the other day I was contemplating between a pizza or sloppy Joe’s.  When I asked my boyfriend which one he preferred, he smiled and said, “I like ‘em both!”  A lot of help that was!  But actually, it did give me an idea.  How about a sloppy Joe pizza?   This recipe takes no more than 30 minutes tops to make, including preparation and cooking time, so whipping up the pizza during your busy work week ought to be a breeze.  One tip is to use a ready made puffed pastry for the pizza crust, which you can find in the frozen food section of your grocery store.  Bon appetit!

Pizza Joe’s (by Augustina)

Start by preheating oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

For the Sloppy Joe meat:

Brown 1lb of ground beef in a large skillet, adding sea salt and fresh pepper.

After meat has browned, drain the extra fat from the pan, put the flame on a low setting, and put the pan back on the stove.  Add about 1  cup of marinara sauce, depending on how saucy you like your pizza (just eyeball this and add less if you want a less-saucy consistency); add a dash of dried oregano, a tablespoon of Worceshtire sauce and 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and continue to stir for 2-3 minutes. Put pan with meat aside.

Pizza Assembly:

Take one sheet of puffed pastry from the freezer and  pour 1 cup of marinara sauce on top, spreading evenly.  Next, sprinkle about 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese over the sauce, and continue adding on whatever toppings you’d like (I tossed in some thinly sliced organic for a little bit of crunch).

Put the pastry into the oven for 15 minutes or until a light golden brown, take out of the oven and spread the sloppy Joe meat on top, distributing evenly.  Place the pastry back into the oven for another 5-7 minutes.

Allow to set for a couple minutes, then dig in!