Asian Sloppy Joes
2 tablespoons grapeseed OR canola oil
2 medium red onions, cut into ¼-inch dice
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 cup diced celery
1 tablespoon sambal OR hot sauce of your choice
1¼ cups hoisin sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
Juice of 2 limes
8 ounces Roma tomatoes, fresh OR canned, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns
1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
Multigrain brown rice chips OR other chips
Pickles, for serving
Heat a stockpot or other tall wide pot over high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat bottom. When oil is hot, add red onions, garlic, ginger, celery and sambal. Saut , stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 2 minutes. Add hoisin sauce and saut 1 minute.
Add beef and pork and saut , breaking up meat, until just cooked through, about 6 minutes. Add lime juice and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture has thickened enough to mound when ladled, 20 to 25 minutes.
Toast buns and place a bottom half on each individual serving plate. Top generously with meat mixture. Top with lettuce and bun tops. Serve with chips and pickles. Makes 4 servings.
From “Simply Ming One-Pot Meals,” by Ming Tsai .