Tuna Sloppy Joe


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The traditional Sloppy Joe is an American standard. It is saucy and flows from the bun with loads of flavour. Seafood alternatives include the Tuna Sloppy Joe made with tinned tuna.  While it is simple to make (really you can add Heinz Sloppy Joe sauce to a can of tuna) it is a little more personal to your taste to add some veg, and experiment with the sauce options.  Here is a recipe which I made for lunch the other day, and it is a great starting point to finding your preferred Joe.



The Sloppy:

  • Tomato Paste 1/4 cup  
  • Tomato Ketchup 1/2 cup
  • Worcestershire Sauce 4 Tbs
  • Cider Vinegar 2 Tbs
  • Ground Cumin 1 Tbs
  • Tabasco Sauce  splash
  • Water as needed to make a smooth sauce

The Joe:

  • Tuna 1 can in water (160 g)
  • Bell Pepper 1
  • Onion 1
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • Oil 1 tsp

Bread of your choice

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Combine the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and put on a gentle heat.  Stir and allow to thicken and blend.  Dice the onion, pepper, and garlic and fry in oil until tender.  Stir in the drained tuna and add spoonfuls of the sauce until it reached the desired consistency.  Then add a couple of extra spoonfuls, and allow to reduce on moderate heat. Spoon onto buns, and serve with coleslaw.



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