su-Red Curry Sloppy Joes
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Yields Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich) Total Time 30 mins
Sweet and spicy Asian flavors reinvent the standard sloppy joe. Curry pastes vary wildly by brand; experiment with different types and amounts to find what you like.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until shallot begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in red curry paste and cook, stirring, 45 seconds. Add beef and salt, breaking beef into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Add coconut milk and sugar, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until most of liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3
3

Meanwhile, make slaw: In a medium bowl, combine cabbage, green onions, cilantro, remaining 2 tbsp. oil, and 1 tbsp. lime juice. Toss to coat, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4
4

Remove beef from heat and stir in remaining 2 tsp. lime juice. Make sandwiches with beef mixture and slaw.

Step 5
5

*Find in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores.

Ingredients

 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1 large shallot, minced (about 1/2 cup)
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 2 to 3 tbsp. red curry paste*
 1 pound ground beef
  About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
 1 cup coconut milk*
 2 to 3 tsp. sugar
 2 cups shredded cabbage
 3 green onions, sliced white and light green parts only
 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. lime juice
  Pepper
 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until shallot begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in red curry paste and cook, stirring, 45 seconds. Add beef and salt, breaking beef into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Add coconut milk and sugar, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until most of liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3
3

Meanwhile, make slaw: In a medium bowl, combine cabbage, green onions, cilantro, remaining 2 tbsp. oil, and 1 tbsp. lime juice. Toss to coat, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4
4

Remove beef from heat and stir in remaining 2 tsp. lime juice. Make sandwiches with beef mixture and slaw.

Step 5
5

*Find in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores.

Red Curry Sloppy Joes