Thai Sloppy Joes
30 minutes or fewer
These spicy sandwiches need no garnish to be satisfyingly delicious, but you could add freshness and crunch by topping them with watercress or arugula, a tomato slice, a few fresh basil leaves, and some chopped dry-roasted peanuts.
- 1 Tbs. canola oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
- 1 8-oz. pkg. tempeh, crumbled
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 2–3 tsp. Thai red curry paste
- 4 tsp. light brown sugar
- 1 Tbs. lime juice
- 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes. Add tempeh, and cook 3 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Stir in coconut milk and curry paste. Simmer 10 minutes, or until liquid is mostly absorbed, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar and lime juice. Simmer 2 minutes more.
STORE/SERVE Cool to room temperature, and refrigerate in airtight container up to 5 days, or freeze up to 3 months. If frozen, thaw overnight in refrigerator. Reheat with 1/4 cup water over medium-low heat, and fill each bun with 1/2 cup Sloppy Joe mixture.
March 2013 p.58