Thai "Sloppy Joes"
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Recipe type: Thai American
Cuisine: Thai American
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Serves: 3
 
A lighter, Thai twist on the classic sloppy joe.
Ingredients
  • 1 green onion, chopped small
  • 3 to 4 tbsp red curry paste (I use Thai Kitchen)
  • 1.5 lb ground turkey, chicken or veal (I mixed veal and chicken)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar OR Stevia OR 1 tablespoon date paste OR Omit
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy natural peanut butter OR 1 tablespoon CN PB / 1 tablespoon PB2 Powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 head of cabbage, cut thin or shredded
  • Juice of a lime
  • Black Pepper
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas of Choice
Instructions
  1. Coat a large, deep skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Add the garlic and onions. Sautee on medium / medium high heat until translucent.
  3. Add the red curry paste and mix, stirring for 30 seconds or so.
  4. Add the ground meat, breaking it into smaller pieces using your spoon. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut milk, water and sweetener (if you choose to use it).
  6. Reduce heat to medium or medium-low, keeping the mixture at a gentle simmer until most of the liquid evaporates. It should take about 8 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove the skillet from the heat and let it cool until you can handle the mixture with your hands but it's still warm.
  7. In the mean time, place your shredded cabbage in a large salad bowl.
  8. Mix 1 tablespoon oil, ¾ of the lime juice, peanut butter, salt, pepper and onion powder in a small bowl and pour into the cabbage. Mix the salad well, until all the cabbage leaves are evenly coated.
  9. Spoon the meat mixture into your tortilla and top with some of the cabbage mixture. We like a lot of vegetables with our meal, so I also made a bowl of the cabbage and topped it with some of my meat portion - the "salad version" of the sloppy joe.
Recipe by Total Lifestyle Management at http://totallifestylemanagement.com/thai-tacos-with-cabbage-slaw/