I'm always on the lookout for Sloppy Joe recipes that don't involve ketchup. Have you ever read the ingredients list on ketchup? High fructose corn syrup meaing all it is is tomato flavored sugar syrup. I was a little concerned about this recipe because it involved tomato sauce with nothing to cut the acid. And I was right. It was good, but too acidic for my tastes. The cole slaw was also good. The mustard made it nice and spicy. I went to two different grocery stores but couldn't find broccoli slaw mix. That was very disappointing. It sounds delicious.
Verdict: Not bad, but I don't think I'll be making this one again.
Sloppy Jose Sandwiches with Cilantro Slaw
(Source: Southern Living 2005 Annual Recipes)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Enova Oil
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (8-ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Nature's Own Honey Wheat hamburger buns
Cook onion in hot oil in a cast-iron or large skillet over medium heat about 4 minutes or until onion is soft and tender. Stir in ground beef and next 6 ingredients, and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink.
Spoon beef mixture on bottom halves of toasted buns; top each with about 3 tablespoons Cilantro Slaw and remaining bun halves. Serve with remaining Cilantro Slaw.
Makes 4 servings.
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons Hellmann's or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 (12-ounce) package broccoli slaw mix
Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add broccoli slaw, tossing to coat.
Makes 4 cups.
Recycle: tomato sauce cans, mustard bottles, mayonnaise bottle, vinegar bottle
Compost: onion skins