I really love watching cooking shows. Especially cooking shows that teach "intuitive" cooking. No exact measurements, palm of this, pinch of that.
The inspiration for this recipe comes from my cousin, who had us make pork tacos one night.
They were spectacular, and the pork adds a sweetness to the dish.
Here goes, here's my recipe for
Sweet Pork Sloppy Joes
1 medium cooking onion
1 clove garlic (or 2 tsp of minced garlic)
1 lbs ground pork
1 can plum tomatoes
1/4 c bbq sauce (I like Diana's Original recipe)
2 tbsp corn starch
Buns for sloppy joes, or tear up old bread to make sloppy joe bowls
Finely dice the onion. Drizzle 2-3 tbsp of olive oil (about three times around the pan) in a deep skillet. Slowly saute the onions, adding the garlic. The onions are ready when they are translucent. Be careful, if done to quickly, the onions will brown and become bitter.
Add the pork to the skillet, and scramble fry until all the pork is a grey cooked colour. Add the can of tomatoes and barbecue sauce, stir thoroughly. Cook on med to low heat for at least 5 minutes. Take corn starch, mix with small amount of cold water to make a paste. Slowly stir into sloppy joe mix to thicken. Remove from heat.
This recipe is at its absolute best when it is heated in the slow cooker for a few hours on low.
To serve, scoop a generous amount over the bottom of a bun, place top, and eat.
Tear up bread/bun into a bowl, scoop a generous amount over top, eat with a fork.