If you’re reading this, then you’ve stumbled upon one of my favorite Sloppy Joe recipes in the whole, wide world. Fragrant spiced lamb simmered with ginger, garlic, and dried fruit is perfect on toasted buns or tucked into a warm pita. Make extra bread—you’ll be sopping up every last drop on the plate.
1/4cupdried Zante currantsor raisins or dried apricots, chopped
1teaspooncayenne pepperor smoked paprika, to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepperto taste
8sandwich bunssplit (or pita bread, toasted)
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil until shimmering. Stir in shallots, ginger, and garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in currants, coriander, thyme, cayenne, and cloves and cook for 30 seconds.
Add tomatoes cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add ground lamb and cook until browned, about 5 minutes, breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon. Add chicken stock and continue cooking until no trace of pink remains on the meat, about 5 minutes longer.
Stir in the cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on sandwich buns or warm toasted pita.
Nutrition information below does not include bun or pita for serving.