These “Sloppy Joeys” are a lamb-tastic twist on a familiar classic. Featured dish from Flavor Experience 2021.
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ cup sweet onion, minced
¼ cup carrot, minced
¼ cup celery, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 pound ground Australian lamb
2 Tablespoons flour
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
½ teaspoon dried thyme
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon Vegemite (optional)
4 each sandwich buns, toasted
Crispy onions (such as French’s), for garnish
In a large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat, add oil, onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender - about 5 minutes.
Add lamb and cook until browned throughout- about 7 minutes. Use a spatula or potato masher and break into small pieces while cooking.
Reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW, stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Continue cooking until thickened- about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Scoop desired amount of the sloppy joey mixture on top of the toasted buns. Garnish with crispy onions and serve with your favorite side dish.