BIG ISLAND SLOPPY JOES

Ground Sirloin simmered with Pineapple, Teriyaki sauce, sweet peppers and onions, Swiss cheese and Aloha Dreams coleslaw, served between our grilled Hawaiian buns and topped with a pickle! This recipe elevates the homely Sloppy Joe Sandwich. You know, the one's made with the stuff that comes out of a can (that rhythms with san-wich).

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One of the best things about this homemade sandwich, is that not only does it taste fantastic, you know what the ingredients are!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 1 can crushed pineapple in 100% pineapple juice (20 oz.)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 lbs 90/10 or 97/03 grass fed ground sirloin
  • 8 Réver Artisan Bakery Bakery™ Hawaiian Bread Sandwich-size buns.
  • 8 Cornichons (Gherkins)
  • 2 cups Aloha Dreams coleslaw
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese

Directions:

  1. Chop the onions and pepper and mince the garlic.
  2. Add the tablespoon of olive oil to a dutch oven and let it heat up for a minute.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté them for a few minutes until the onion begins to turn translucent.
  4. Now add the chopped peppers and sauté for a few more minutes.
  5. Add the ground beef to the pot and allow it to brown through.
  6. Once the beef has browned, add the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar and mix well.
  7. Add the can of pineapple to the dutch oven and mix it into the ground beef mixture.
  8. Dump the cup of ketchup and the two tablespoons of tomato paste on top of the ground beef, but DO NOT MIX it in. Just let it sit on top.
  9. Close the lid, and simmer on low heat for at least 20 minutes.
  10. Once the cooking time has completed, mix all the ingredients together increase the heat and cook to thicken the Hawaiian Sloppy Joe mixture.
  11. To assemble the sandwiches, slice the buns in half and grill each, cut-side down, in butter. Add a slice of cheese on the toasted side of one half, spoon on the Sloppy Joe mixture, and top with coleslaw. Lid the sandwich with the top bun, add a gherkin and enjoy!
Terry Ramsey