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Pizza Joes

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 pound stick pepperoni, casing removed and coarsely grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (1/3 palmful) dried oregano
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • Beef stock or water to thin, if necessary
  • A few leaves of basil, torn


Heat oil in deep skillet over medium-high heat, 1 turn of the pan. Add meat and brown and crumble; add pepperoni and stir 1-2 minutes. Add garlic, oregano and tomato sauce, and reduce heat to a simmer. Add beef stock or water to loosen, if needed. 

Serve with cheese and rolls. 

Rachael Ray