Sweet-and-Sour Sloppy Joes With Sesame Slaw

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Photo by José Picayo
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 511 calories
    • Fat 21 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 69 mg
    • Sodium 856 mg
    • Protein 31 g
    • Carbohydrate 50 g
    • Sugar 21 g
    • Fiber 6 g
    • Iron 6 mg
    • Calcium 182 mg

Heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallions and ginger and cook, tossing, until softened, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the soy sauce, tomato paste, sugar, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and ½ cup water and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute more.

Toss cabbage, carrots, cilantro, lime juice, sesame oil, the remaining tablespoon of canola oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Fill the buns with the meat, dividing evenly, and serve with the slaw and lime wedges.

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 tablespoons canola oil
  2. Check 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  3. Check 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  4. Check 1 pound ground beef
  5. Check 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  6. Check 1/4 cup tomato paste
  7. Check 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  8. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  9. Check 1/2 small head cabbage, thinly sliced
  10. Check 2 carrots, grated
  11. Check 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  12. Check 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
  13. Check 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  14. Check 4 sesame hamburger buns, split

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallions and ginger and cook, tossing, until softened, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the soy sauce, tomato paste, sugar, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and ½ cup water and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute more.
  2. Toss cabbage, carrots, cilantro, lime juice, sesame oil, the remaining tablespoon of canola oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Fill the buns with the meat, dividing evenly, and serve with the slaw and lime wedges.