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Mario Batali's Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joe Twist Mario Batali
An American classic with a new twist.
skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
8
cost
$
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Mario once showcased his son Leo's Sloppy Joe recipe (you can find it here) and it proved so popular, we've revived it. But with a twist. Mario added some jalapenos and beer to give it some extra flavor. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Cost Per Serving: $1.82
Total Cost: $14.54
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ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 hamburger rolls
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeno (sliced)
  • 1/2 12oz beer
  • Pico De Gallo:
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno (minced)
  • ½ red onion (minced)
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
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  • 1
    3 tomatoes (chopped)
    1 jalapeno (minced)
    ½ red onion (minced)
    ¼ cup chopped cilantro
    Juice of 1 lime
    Salt and pepper
    To make Pico De Gallo, mix tomatoes, jalapeños, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt & pepper together.
  • 2
      
    Place a skillet over medium high heat and let it get hot for about a minute.
  • 3
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 onion (diced)
    1 jalapeno (sliced)
    Add the oil and spread it so it covers the bottom of the pan. Add onion and jalapeno.
  • 4
    1 pound 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
    2 tablespoons sugar
    5 tablespoons tomato paste
    1/2 12oz beer
    Add the sugar, tomato paste and beer and 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 hamburger rolls
    Open the roll or arrange the white bread on a plate. Spoon the meat mixture over it, top with a spoonful of pico de gallo and serve.
 
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