Growing up, sloppy joes were a favourite for many of us! While the original is still pure joy, try these grown-up versions. We’ve spiffed them up with flavours from Mexico and Asia.
Prepare as above, but stir-fry an 8-oz (227-g) pkg sliced mushrooms until golden around edges, then add onion and green pepper. Omit seasonings and sauces. Stir in 2 tbsp (30 mL) each ketchup, hoisin and soy sauces, 1 tsp (5 mL) hot chili-garlic sauce and 2 sliced green onions. Spoon over noodles or rice.
Prepare as above, but in place of seasonings, use 2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper. Omit sauces, but stir in 2 cups (500 mL) hot or mild chunky salsa. Spoon over nacho chips or rice. Top with sour cream and grated cheddar or Monterey Jack.