Gochujang Slopppy Joes
Sloppy Joes: an all-time favorite American dish. This budget friendly old classic sandwich is made with ground beef, onion, tomato sauce and/or ketchup, and other seasonings to create the flavor, and is served on a hamburger bun.
Here is a creative way to twist this all-American classic with a Korean ingredient - Gochujang!
Gochujang will add a gentle spicy kick and the depth in the flavor in a very pleasing way. You will be surprised how tasty this American-Korean fusion is.
Ingredients (4 servings) :
2 tablespoon canola oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons gochujang
4 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Chop the onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat, then add the Holy Trinity of vegetables - onion, green pepper and celery. Saute them until slightly soft, about 3 minutes.