Just make it smile – Crockpot pizza

Most of us don’t have the time to make elaborate foods and I, for one, don’t have the energy or desire to always put a ton of time into a dish, even if I had the time.

But smiley faces are so simple and for some reason, they’re always so lovable. It’s one of my go-to “fun things” that the kids love, but only takes an extra 30 seconds of my time usually. I’ve talked about this before, but it’s worth repeating. Just make it smile and you’ll be surprised who will smile right along.

Crockpot Pizza

1 pound ground beef 
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup water
1 can tomato sauce
pizza seasonings
(you could just use your favorite pizza sauce, too, or google a new pizza sauce recipe to try out)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup shredded cheese (any pizza kind you like will do)
pepperoni slices
1/2 cup sliced olives
any other pizza toppings you like

Brown beef, onion, and garlic as you normally would, making sure you drain off the grease. Mix in the sauce, seasonings, and water. Pour into the crockpot. (I don’t have issues with mine sticking, but if you’re concerned, you can grease the inside of your crockpot).

Mix the flour, milk, eggs, and cheese in a bowl. Pour over the top of the meat mixture in your crockpot. Layer on the rest of the pizza ingredients however you like (smiley face is only an example….get creative!).

Place the lid on tightly and cook for about 3-4 hours on high. When it starts looking brown and puffy, it’s ready to eat.


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