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Sloppy Joes With a New Twist

Mario Batali
Servings: 8
1 to 2 hr

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!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Sloppy Joes With a New Twist
  • 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 12 oz 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
  • To make Pico De Gallo, mix tomatoes, jalapeños, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt & pepper together.
  • Place a skillet over medium high heat and let it get hot for about a minute.
  • Add the oil and spread it so it covers the bottom of the pan. Add onion and jalapeno.
  • 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).
  • Add the sugar, tomato paste and beer and combine. 
  • 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.
  • 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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