I loved this, I didn't know until I started to write the recipe on a card what my partner deleted. He didn't use cilantro (doesn't like it) capers or olives (thought it would be too salty) or currants (doesn't like them either). You might try it that way because we are making it for the second time tonight (his way) I made him promise to make it the right way next time, we shall see - otherwise it's a good foodies recipe, the spices make it !
Picadillo Sloppy Joes
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- Calories: 323
- Fat: 10.7g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 4.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
- Protein: 20.8g
- Carbohydrate: 34.5g
- Fiber: 4g
- Cholesterol: 46mg
- Iron: 4.6mg
- Sodium: 498mg
- Calcium: 142mg
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons dried currants
- 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
- 2 1/4 ounces pitted green olives, chopped (about 12)
- 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon minced pickled jalapeño pepper
- Cooking spray
- 1 medium red onion, cut into 6 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
- 6 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns with sesame seeds
- 6 small green leaf lettuce leaves
- 1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chopped onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add beef to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in oregano, cumin, and cinnamon; cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water and the next 4 ingredients (through tomatoes). Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro, vinegar, and jalapeño.
- 2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add onion slices to pan; grill 4 minutes on each side. Remove onion from pan. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill pan; grill 1 minute or until toasted.
- 3. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1/2 cup beef mixture. Divide onion slices evenly among servings; top with top halves of buns.
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