Asian Sloppy Joe Sliders

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Serving Size: 20
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • spicy pickles (optional), for serving
  • shredded iceberg lettuce (optional), for serving
  • brioche dinner rolls, split and toasted
  • 0.25 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup drained canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 Pound ground pork
  • 1 Pound ground chicken thighs
  • fresh ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 2.5 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp sambal oelek or other Asian chile sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 medium red onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger

Directions

  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat the canola oil until shimmering. Add the onions, celery, sambal oelek, garlic, ginger and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the ground chicken and pork and cook, stirring occasionally to break up the meat, until no pink remains, about 5 minutes. Stir in the hoisin, tomatoes and lime juice and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the sloppy joe filling on the bottom half of each roll. Top with shredded lettuce and pickles and serve.

Make ahead: The sloppy joe filling can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Ming Tsai.
Image Credit: Con Poulos

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