Minced pork Sloppy Joes

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Meat mains

Minced pork Sloppy Joes

Main Serves 4 40 min
'Obviously minced beef is the normal filling for a Sloppy Joe, but with all that ketchup and barbecue sauce, I challenge anyone to tell the difference. I have to confess to not really 'getting' these loose, wet meat sandwiches; when my son, Harry, went through a Subway meatball and sauce phase, I threatened to disown him. My lack of enthusiasm comes partly from a disastrous experience with a Bunny Chow (Durban chicken curry in a hollowed out loaf of bread).' (Ben Watson)


  • 500g minced pork
  • ½ large green pepper, diced
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 100ml tomato ketchup
  • 100ml bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 4 burger buns, to serve
  • salted crisps and gherkins, to serve


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Brown the mince in a large frying pan and drain off any excess fat.
  • Step 2

    Add all of the other ingredients up to and including the mustard, then cover and simmer over a low heat for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavours to mix.
  • Step 3

    Add Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper to taste, then spoon on to the buns.
  • Step 4

    Apparently you should serve with salted crisps and a dill pickle but either way, tuck in your bib.

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