A sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun is known as Sloppy Joes.

If you have noticed, my recent top five posts have been all about comfort food. You can never go wrong with whipping up one of your favorite dishes. These dishes could be made either during a happy or a sad time. I have been feeling quite mellow lately and having comfort meals is part of therapy and sometimes I end up feeling quite good about the situation -hence a full stomach + happy face and happy readers. #SoIthink

This is my version of the Sloppy joes.

Prep time: 5 mins  Cook time: 35 mins   Total time= 40 mins

Serves: 6 to 8 pax

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

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  • 1/2 kg of lean beef {Minced beef}
  • 1 large onion -diced
  • 1 tomato – sliced in circles
  • cheese slices
  • Lettuce {Optional}
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons of mustard
  • 1/4 cup of water

Pesto mix {Optional}

  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 4 Table spoons of Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Table spoons of sunflower oil {Any veg oil}
  • 1 tea spoon of vinegar {1 tea spoon of fresh lime juice}
  • a pinch of salt

Spices Used:

  • 4 Table spoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tea spoon of cumin powder
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • 1 tea spoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon of cayenne ground pepper
  • 2 tea spoons of soy sauce {Or Worcestershire sauce}
  • 1/2 tea spoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon of ginger powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. On a medium sized sufuria /sauce pan over medium heat, add 1 tsp of vegetable oil -saute diced onion till soft – add in the minced beef and try break the meat till they are the same size and the redness is covered -cook for 5 mins. Add in the powdered spices first – let it heat for 2 mins while covered. Add in the sauces + sugar + water – mix and cover to simmer on low heat for 30 mins.

Making the pesto mix – Place everything into a food processor – pulse till every ingredient is well blended. Set aside.

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2. Until all water in the meat is evaporated is when you know its ready, Or when you scoop a large chunk and it stays intact on the spoon without falling off, then its ready.

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3. Slice up each burger bun into two and slightly toast them – this will help the avoid the sogginess “Trust me”. Start layering to your preference. My layering began with a bottom toasted bun + a slightly melted cheese slice + a slice of tomato +2 Table spoons of meat mix + Lettuce leaf + meat mix + pesto mix = on the side is the top part of the toasted bun. I mean this: >>>

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I would highly recommend you to include the pesto mix, since it adds so much flavor to the sloppy joe and not forget the “Pop of color”.

Bon Appetite!

Much Love,

TD.

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