If you love burgers or sandwiches you will probably love Sloppy Joe’s. Meat sauce meets cheddar & bacon in a burger bun. Super messer but also super delicious!
some oil for frying
1 large red onion, diced
1 medium carrot, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
14 oz. (400g) pork sausages, casings removed
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable broth
1/2 cup (120ml) bbq sauce
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. (hot) mustard
1 tsp. smoked paprika powder
chili flakes (optional)
8 slices of bacon
4 brioche burger buns
3.5 oz. (100g) cheddar cheese, grated
1. Peel the onion and garlic and dice finely. Clean the carrot and dice finely as well. Remove the casings from the sausages and crumble the sausage meat.
2. Heat up a large pot or dutch oven with some oil and sauté the onions until soft and translucent.
Add diced carrots and cook with the onion for several minutes until slightly softened. Add the garlic and sausage meat to the pot and cook/fry until the meat got some color. Mix in the tomato paste and let everything cook for 1-2 minutes while stirring often. Deglaze with veggie broth, add the bbq sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard, and mix to combine. Season with smoked paprika powder, some chili flakes (optional), salt, and pepper to your liking. Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer until almost all of the liquid has cooked off. The sauce should be quite thick. You want the sauce to stick well to the meat. Took about 10 minutes for me.
3 While the meat sauce is simmering, fry the bacon in a large frying pan until crispy. In the same pan, toast the sliced burger buns so they warm up and get some color on the cut sides.
4. Place the bottom parts of the burger buns on plates and top with the thick meat sauce. Sprinkle some grated cheddar on top, add the fried bacon strips and close the sandwiches with the top part of the bun. Serve with some fries or potato chips. Be warned! The sandwiches have a great potential for making a huge (delicious) mess ;P
Keywords: burger, sloppy Joe, bacon, cheddar, street food