I was addicted to Sloppy Joes as a kid. And I’m still addicted as an ‘adult’. I don’t walk by the Sloppy Joe mixes at the grocery store and think, “kids stuff”. No, I think to myself, “self, that sounds fantastic.”. Making Sloppy Joes at home is about as easy as it can get, and this recipe here for using it to make French bread pizza takes that old classic and makes it truly fantastic. I could eat a scary amount of this pizza.
As a kid I’d go the playground after mom would make me Sloppy Joes for lunch. As an adult I… uh… well, I don’t do that. I might work out in the yard later but right now I’m going to sit back and recall my yummy Sloppy Joe French bread pizza.
What can I say about this recipe for Sloppy Joe French bread pizza? Make it. Just go make it. That’s all. Ok, don’t overcook the onion and peppers. That’s the only thing I can come up with. It’s perfect as it is. I wouldn’t change a thing about it.
Making Sloppy Joes at home is about as easy as it can get, and this recipe here for using it to make French bread pizza takes that old classic and makes it truly fantastic. I could eat a scary amount of this pizza.
I cannot get enough of Sloppy Joes. I love Bayou Sloppy Joes. Seriously messy Sloppy Joes. Sloppy Joes made with chorizo. Sloppy Joes made in a slow cooker. Any way you cook ’em, I’ll eat ’em. Like these Philly cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. Made in just minutes, and packed with the flavors of a traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Of course, topped with a creamy cheese sauce. Now, if you don’t think provolone cheese is ‘proper’ on a cheesesteak, you can surely substitute Cheese Wiz and have your Sloppy Joe ‘with’.
I was raised on A-1 steak sauce, but some folks were raised on Heinz 57. Either sauce (or any other steak sauce for that matter) is great on these sandwiches.
It doesn’t take much to kick up a normal ole Sloppy Joe dish and make it something special. Add some bold Bayou-inspired flavors, take a bite, and you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make this a lot sooner. And there’s no reason to be shy with the hot sauce, either. I usually make a double batch of these Bayou Sloppy Joes and freeze some for later. It’s perfect for a quick lunch.
If you aren’t a big fan of hot sauce, just substitute a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. No harm, no foul!