Slow-cooked shredded beef Sloppy Joes with pickled jalapeños
Big, gooey slow-cooked, shredded beef Sloppy Joes topped with sharp mature cheddar and tangy pickled jalapeños is your childhood favorite beefed up.
Course Beef, Dinner, Kid friendly
Keyword Pulled beef, Sandwich, Sloppy joes
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 5hours
Total Time 5hours20minutes
Author Alida Ryder
for the meat sauce
1kgsliced beef shin
1large red onionfinely chopped
2carrotspeeled and finely chopped
2celery stalksfinely chopped
1red bell pepperfinely chopped
1yellow bell pepperfinely chopped
4garlic clovesthinly sliced
1x 400g can whole tomatoes
5sprigs fresh thyme
salt & pepper to taste
grated mature cheddar cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 150°c.
In an oven-proof casserole pot, heat a generous splash of oil and brown the beef on both sides. Remove and set aside.
In the same pot, add the onion, carrot and celery and cook over medium-low heat until the vegetables have started to soften and are fragrant.
Add the remaining vegetables and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, red wine and 1 cup of the beef stock along with the herbs. Add the beef back into the pot and allow to come back up to a rapid simmer. Add more stock if necessary (the beef needs to be covered) and cover. Place the pot in the oven and allow to cook for 4-5 hours until the beef is meltingly tender. You might need to add more stock every now and then if the pot cooks dry.
When the beef is cooked, remove it from the pot and place the pot with the vegetables back on the stove. Allow to simmer gently and with the back of a wooden spoon, squish the vegetables against the side of the pot. This will thicken the sauce.
Shred the beef and discard any excess fat and the bones and place back in the pot.
Add the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Balsamic and season to taste.
To serve, fill the rolls with the meat sauce and top with the cheese and pickled jalapeños.
Any left-over meat sauce can easily be frozen and used at another time. It is very similar to pulled pork and can thus be used in a magnitude of ways.