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Asian Sloppy Joes with Spicy Slaw

Sloppy Joes. Every kids idea of the perfect meal. Every adult’s idea of a messy cleanup.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if there were a sloppy joe to satisfy both the kiddos and the adults?? A sloppy joe that’s innately messy, but has some serious grown-up flavors going on, therefore making up for the monumental cleanup that’s bound to happen??

Enter: Asian-Style Sloppy Joes with Spicy Purple Cabbage – the perfect way to both a child and an adult’s heart.

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A welcomed departure from your typical tomato-based Sloppy Joe, this version is chocked full of lean ground sirloin, plenty of veggies and some of my favorite Asian flavors. A hodge-podge between a Thai and Chinese flavor profile, the base of the sauce consists of plenty of soy sauce, peanut butter, tamarind, rice vinegar, sirracha, fish sauce and chicken stock.

Once the meat is brown and the veggies are softened, the sauce is poured over the crispy beef, left to simmer for a few minutes and then stirred with a slurry of chicken stock

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The “sloppy joe” mixture is piled high on to a fluffy onion bun, topped with some spicy sesame purple cabbage and ready to be devoured and consequently all over your hands and face…but isn’t that the fun of the sloppy joe??

Head on over to Laura’s Lean Beef to get the full post and recipe!

Asian-Style Sloppy Joes with Spicy Purple Cabbage

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