I made dinner last night for some friends with little kids so I went looking for kid friendly recipes and found this one which reminded me of one I used to make for my kids called Taco Joes as they never really liked Sloppy Joes so I thought I’d give it a try. She texted me after and said it was a hit with her kids and that the two littlest had more than one. I think the baby pepperonis make this especially kid friendly.
2 pounds hamburger
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2 (14 oz each) jars pizza sauce
1 (5 oz) package mini pepperonis
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
18 hamburger buns
2 cups “pizza” cheese (combo of Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan and Cheddar)
1 Cook hamburger, onion and garlic in skillet over medium high heat until beef is cooked through. Drain off grease.
2 Pour beef mixture into slow cooker/crock pot then stir in remaining ingredients except buns and cheese.
3 Cover and cook on low for 4 – 6 hours.
4 To assemble, spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture onto bun and top with about 2 tablespoons of cheese.
recipe from Betty Crocker