Asian-Style Pork Sloppy Joes
This recipe for the classic "loose-meat" sandwich cooks up ground pork with an intensely flavorful Asian twist.
1 1/2 pounds ground pork
3 teaspoons peanut oil - divided use
2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil
1 cup white onion, chopped
1 small, red bell pepper, seeded, diced and finely chopped
2 small, tender carrots, peeled and cut into tiny cubes
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon Alpine® Touch All-Purpose Seasoning*
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons mild Chinese chili sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice
2 green onions, sliced very thin
6 round Kaiser rolls, split
- Preheat 2 teaspoons each of peanut and sesame oil in a 12-inch (high-sided) skillet. Turn heat to medium and add onion, bell pepper and carrot. Sauté for 4 to 5 minutes (stirring occasionally) until vegetables begin to soften.
- Add ginger and garlic, stir for an additional minute; pour into bowl.
- Return skillet to medium-high heat and add remaining teaspoon peanut oil with ground pork and seasoning. Fry pork, breaking up all lumps with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink (4 to 6 minutes).
- Add vegetables to skillet along with remaining ingredients, with the exception of green onions and rolls. Stir everything together, then decrease heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Warm Kaiser rolls in oven and place onto 6 plates. Divide Asian Sloppy Joes between the 6 sandwiches and sprinkle with green onion.
Makes 6 servings.
*Visit www.alpinetouch.com to purchase Alpine® Touch All-Purpose Seasoning, or substitute 1 teaspoon onion salt, plus 1/8 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend for the 1 teaspoon Alpine® Touch All-Purpose Seasoning.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.