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Sloppy Bao Sandwich “Baoquette”

Sloppy Bao Sandwich

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sloppy Bao Sandwich
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I spotted this Martha Stewart recipe for a simply but unique Sloppy Bao Sandwich that looked pretty interesting when trying to scratch that sandwich itch. I have mentioned it various times that I have some sort of gene for Asian/Eastern food. I just love their balance of spice, sweet and tangy.

Think of a sloppy joe with a “hmmm” factor to it. The punch of basil through that meaty savory slop with the chew of the bread is a perfect bite. I think I would adjust the ketchup and dijon mustard down a notch. I totally get using mustard and ketchup in BBQ sauces or on burgers and dogs but I thought they elbowed their way to the front versus harmonizing with the rest. It’s used to speed it up but I think I would have pulled them down and added tomato paste to replace some of the sweet with savory. All that said, it’s’ a good and fun sandwich.

Adapted from Martha Stewart
Ingredients:
1 lbs of lean ground beef, pork, turkey or chicken
1 baguette
2 tbs of minced shallot
1 clove of minced garlic
8-10 leaves of fresh basil
1 jalapeno sliced (optional)
3/4 cup of Ketchup
3 tbs of dijon mustard
1 tbs of tomato paste
1 tbs of fish sauce
2 tbs of red Thai-curry paste
1 tsp of brown sugar
Kosher salt to taste

Directions:
1. Super easy. In a skillet on medium heat add your protein and onion and cook until browned. Then add the garlic and let it cook for one minute before adding the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined. Turn to low and let this simmer stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. IMG_0559

2. Split and toast the baguette for about two or three minutes. Fill your baguette with your meat mixture and top with jalapeno, cilantro, basil or even some cabbage. Enjoy.
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Sloppy Pig Sandwich

Sloppy Pig Sandwich

Sunday afternoon with nothing planned for lunch.  I bought some ground pork for some ravioli and pot stickers I am going to make.  I had some extra heirloom tomatoes and bread left over from last night.  I was thinking sloppy joe but not going the ketchup route.

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Ingredients:
1/2 lbs ground pork
4 green onions
8 small heirloom tomatoes
1 tbs of grainy mustard
1 tbs of Sriracha sauce
bread
2 slices of cheddar cheese
2 tbs of Monterrey Jack cheese
Dukes Mayo

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Directions: put the copped whites and light green onions in a skillet on medium and then added the pork and browned. Added the chopped tomatoes and cooked for a few minutes until they softened up. I turned down the heat to low and added the rest of the green onions, mustard and Sriracha and finally pinched about 2 tbs of mont. jack and let it melt. Sliced the bread with cheddar on the bottom, mayo on the top and stuffed with the mixture.