To be honest, I have never eaten a Sloppy Joe so this is just my take on it!
This is one of my go to recipes on particularly busy days and evenings, one that allows you to pop in and out and still get something on the table at a reasonable hour.
The boys love these, partly as they are eaten with their hands but there is nothing not to love! I think of them as a deconstructed burger, with all the ketchup and mustard thrown in.
We top them with a little grated cheese, one boy likes an egg on top and another some sliced beetroot, that’s an Australian habit with burgers!
Served with some coleslaw and green salad and a roll for the family, a gluten free wrap for me.
Serves 4-6 .
120g spicy salami, cut into small chunks
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
500g minced beef
125mls tomato ketchup
50mls Worcestershire sauce, gluten free
3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
salt and pepper
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.
Add the salami, once the fat is lining the pan, add the onion and cook until very soft, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Turn the heat up to high and pop the beef into the pan, breaking it up as you stir, cook the meat until all of the juice has evaporated.
Pour in the water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, liquid smoke, salt and pepper.
Over high heat stirring occasionally,cook this mixture until all of the liquid has evaporated and you are left with sticky sloppy Joe.
Check for seasoning, add a really good grinding of pepper and maybe a little more salt, this varies on quantity depending on the flavour of your salami.