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Mario Batali's Son Leo's Sloppy Joes

CHW 20111006 Mario Batalis Sloppy Joescropped
Dig Into This Great American Sandwich
skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
8
cost
$
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This sandwich is so tasty your kids will ask for seconds.

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ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1½ pounds ground round
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • ½ red onion minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 limes 
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    3 tomatoes chopped
    1 jalapeno minced
    ½ red onion minced
    ¼ cup chopped cilantro
    2 Limes (for the juice)
    Salt and pepper
    To make Pico De Gallo, mix tomatoes, jalapeños, red onion, cilantro, juice of 2 limes, and salt & pepper together.
  • 2
    To make the Sloppy Joes place a skillet over medium high heat and let it get hot for about a minute.
  • 3
    2 tablespoon vegetable oil
    Add the oil and spread it so it covers the bottom of the pan.
  • 4
    1½ pounds ground round
    Add the ground round and cook, breaking up the meat with the back of a spoon, until all the pink is gone (about 15 minutes).
  • 5
    5 tablespoons tomato paste
    2 tablespoons sugar
    12 oz. pico de gallo
    Add the remaining ingredients and stir slowly to combine.
  • 6
    When the liquid starts to simmer, reduce the heat to low, partially cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the bottom from scorching.
  • 7
    8 Rolls or white bread
    Open the roll or arrange the white bread on a plate. Spoon the meat mixture over it and serve.
 
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