Pork Sloppy Joes
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4 Pork Sloppy Joes
- 1 (410 g) can diced tomatoes, drained a little (or a lot, depending on the amount of liquid, see UPDATE notes above)
- 1⁄2 cup tomato ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup chicken stock (perhaps use only if mixture seems too dry, see UPDATE notes above) (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder or 1 teaspoon chili paste
- 440 g bought Chinese barbecue pork, shredded (or any other cooked meat, if you prefer)
- 4 large bread rolls
- inner iceberg lettuce leaf
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream or 1/2 cup sour cream, to taste
- Put the tomatoes, ketchup, stock, mustard, soy, parsley, sugar, cumin and chilli powder in a heavy-bottomed pan. Stir and gently cook until the mixture is thick and fragrant.
- Add the pork, stir well and briefly cook to heat through.
- When the sauce is almost ready, heat the bread rolls in a preheated oven. Then slice them in half and top each half with lettuce, and the bottom half of each roll with a quarter of the pork mixture and a good dollop or two of the sour cream. Press down the top and serve with plenty of serviettes on the side.
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I also made this with browned ground pork instead of the shredded pork. I increased the brown sugar to 2 tsp. and added a clove of garlic. This was very good and I will make again, maybe trying ground beef too, since I am always looking for a homemade sloppy joe recipe. I have never cared for the kind you buy in a can or jar.
These joes made for a hearty meal served atop crusty dinner rolls w/Recipe #10481 & Recipe #240843 as side-dishes. As we agreed & to accommodate an ingredient issue, I made them using grd pork vs shredded pork. Based on reviewer comments, I did not use the excess liquid from the tomatoes. I also opted to add garlic (a must for me) & used chili sauce for half the amt of ketchup to add an extra flavor zing. There is a lot goin on in this recipe, but it all works very well together & makes for a grown-up version of SJs (comfort food for me). Thx for sharing this tasty & sure-to-be repeated recipe w/us. :-)
GREAT SLOPPY JOES! I did press the liquid out of the tomatoes & used slightly less than the 1/4 cup of chicken stock indicated! The shredded meat I had was frozen & from a roast I'd made last month, & it worked perfectly! Served this on homemade whole wheat buns & had an outstanding meal! Thanks, much for a keeper recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]
We thought this had great flavor. All the spices seemed to work together. Using the shredded pork is non-traditional but still tasty. The one thing we didn't like was that there was too much liquid. I would completely eliminate the chicken stock, and also completely drain the tomatoes in this recipe. Then add some of the tomato liquid if needed when cooking. Even though we served with a slotted spoon, it still had so much liquid that it soaked through our buns.
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