2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium red onions, diced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons ginger, minced
1 cup celery, diced
1 tablespoon hot sauce of your choice (I use Sriracha.)
1 1/4 cups hoisin sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
Juice of 2 limes
8 ounces tomatoes, chopped (canned is fine)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Hamburger buns, toasted
Lettuce or cabbage, shredded
1. Heat Dutch oven, or other large pot, over high heat. Add oil. Once oil is hot, add onions, garlic, ginger, celery, and hot sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 2 minutes. Add hoisin sauce and cook 1 minute. Add beef and pork and continue cooking, breaking up the meat with your spoon, until just cooked through, about 6 minutes. Add lime juice, tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture has thickened, about 20 to 25 minutes.
2. Serve sloppy joes with shredded lettuce or cabbage on toasted rolls.
This recipe is from Project Foodie and originally from Simply Ming One-Pot Meals by Ming Tsai. I actually own this cookbook, but I’m not a huge fan of Ming Tsai’s recipes so it’s not something I turn to. This recipe, however, was very tasty. It made a ton of food and I ended up freezing half of it – it’s still tasty, even after freezing.