Red Curry Sloppy Banh Mi Sandwiches

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Ingredients (12)

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • About 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup each carrots, English cucumber, and jicama, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup cilantro sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 French rolls, sub buns, or 1 baguette, cut into 4 equal pieces, split, and lightly toasted
Nutritional Information
  • Calories563
  • Fat45.75g
  • Saturated fat20.83g
  • Trans fat1.34g
  • Carbs17.16g
  • Fiber2.31g
  • Sugar5.35g
  • Protein22.95g
  • Cholesterol81.43mg
  • Sodium326.42mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

In what might be the ultimate combo, the American Sloppy Joe and the Vietnamese banh mi are blended to result in this show-stopper of a sandwich. Not all curry pastes are created equal, so adjust the amount to your spice preference. If you still want it hotter, feel free to add a squirt of hot sauce or some sliced jalapeños.

Instructions

  1. 1Heat 1 tablespoon 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.
  2. 2Add coconut milk and sugar, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until most of liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining 2 teaspoons of lime juice.
  3. 3Fill toasted buns with beef, dividing evenly. Toss carrots, cucumbers, jicama sticks, and cilantro with remaining 1 tablespoon each oil and lime juice and a pinch of salt. Top sandwiches with vegetables.
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