Sloppy joes
Meat
30 Min
pretty easy
4 People
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A healthy twist on the classic American Sloppy Joe sandwich! Spiced meat sauce, veggie ribbons, cucumber yoghurt and crispy red cabbage in warm Turkish bread.

No Pork option - replacement is beef mince.

Gluten friendly option - bread is replaced with GF bread.
1. Dice onion and zucchini. Heat a large frypan with 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add mince and cook for 2-3 minutes, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon. Add zucchini and onion, cook for a further 3 minutes.

2. Stir in 2-3 tsp garam masala (to taste) and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in 3 tbsp tomato paste, 1 cup water and 1 stock cube. Simmer for 5-10 minutes (uncovered).

3. Grate 1/3 cucumber and squeeze with your hands to remove excess liquid. Combine with yoghurt and crushed garlic, season with salt and pepper.

4. Cut 4 large square bread pieces. Halve and toast (optional).

5. Toss cabbage with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, salt and pepper.
Peel remaining cucumber and carrots into ribbons.

6. Adjust seasoning of the meat (if needed). Assemble your sloppy joe sandwich with a layer of cucumber yoghurt, veggie ribbons, meat sauce, cabbage and more cucumber yoghurt to taste.

Notes:
Grate the zucchini if preferred. If you don’t have garam masala, try using a cajun or Mexican spice mix instead.

Toast bread in the oven, in your toaster or in a dry pan.

No Pork option - replacement is beef mince.

Gluten friendly option - bread is replaced with GF bread.
brown onion 1/2
zucchini 1/2
pork mince 600g
continental cucumber 1
natural yoghurt 200g
garlic 1 clove
turkish bread 1 loaf
shredded red cabbage 1/2 bag (150g)
carrots 2

From your pantry:
olive + oil (for cooking), salt, pepper, garam masala, tomato paste, stock cube (of choice), white wine vinegar