sloppy joe pizza rolls

YUM. YUM. YUM.
You HAVE to try these. The flavor of the sloppy joe filling is so amazing! The melted cheese, the complex salty/sweet/spicy flavor of the filling… Mmmmm. And I decided to make my own pizza crust, since I have all of these random flours and gums and starches leftover :p
The whole dough-rolling action was quite… sloppy. But it lives up to its name! It was like rolling a GIANT burrito while nervously attempting to keep as many fillings inside and not letting the dough rip apart due to the immense mass of the stuffings! But trust me, it’s so worth the mess.
I would DEFINITELY make these again, in nearly the same way. The only thing I would change is that I would make sure the dough is rolled out to be the right size. I pressed my dough with my hands and the rectangle ended up on the smaller side, since I work on the pan itself, instead of on the counter. So the dough was a bit thick and lumpy and not would some might deem “aesthetically pleasing”. But they tasted so bomb that it really didn’t even matter!

After making these one time, the possibilities are truly endless of what you could squeeze into rolled-up pizza dough! Taco pizza rolls, curried chickpea pizza rolls, tuna melt pizza rolls, teriyaki chicken pizza rolls… dare I say… strawberry and cream pizza rolls!?

sloppy joe pizza rolls
from Three Times A Day by Marilou & Alexandre Champagne

what

TOPPINGS:
– 2 Tbsp butter, divided
– 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
– 1 medium onion, finely chopped
– salt & freshly ground black pepper
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 1 lb lean ground beef
– 1/2 cup ketchup
– 1/2 cup chicken stock
– 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
– 1 Tbsp chili powder
– 1 Tbsp brown sugar

PIZZA ROLLS:
– 1 portion store-bought or homemade pizza dough
– 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
– 1/2 cup sour cream, for serving

how

– In a pan, melt half the butter.
– Add the bell pepper and onion and sauté until the onion is translucent. Season generously with salt and pepper.
– Add the garlic and continue cooking for ~ 1 min. Transfer the veggie mixture to a bowl.
– In the same pan, melt the other 1 Tbsp butter.
– Add the beef and cook until browned.
– Add the sautéed vegetables back to the pan and mix with the beef and the other toppings.
– Simmer for ~ 5 min. Season with salt and pepper.
– Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
– On a clean floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into 10-inch x 14-inch rectangle.
– Spread the toppings over the mixture and sprinkle with the cheese, leaving a 1-inch border.
– Starting with the longer edge, roll up the dough into a log. (Be careful the dough doesn’t tear.)
– Slice the log into 14 rounds and transfer to the baking sheet.
– Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with sour cream. Enjoy! 🙂

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