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ONE POT Filipino Sloppy Joes

A throwback to nostalgic elementary school lunches, we took this childhood favorite and added a Filipino twist. This recipe is tasty and simple, easy to make as a weekday lunch for the kids or a dinner for the whole family. The kids will be wanting more! Our caldereta sauce adds a little spicy kick to the sweet and savory classic.

Caldereta is the most famous beef stew of the Philippines. It is a favorite of many and can be found at any Filipino gathering. A beef stew packed with loads of potatoes, bell peppers, and carrots, they are all cooked in tomato sauce. 

Saute ground beef (or any meat of your choice) with a jar of caldereta, brown sugar, spices, and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce for that classic Sloppy Joe flavor. Simmer until thick, and then serve on your favorite rolls with some diced white onion and some chips on the side. Nothing beats this spin on classic Sloppy Joes for a quick when you have hungry hordes of kids in the house, but we would be lying if we don’t enjoy these just as much as the kids do. These savory, umami-packed sandwiches are great with a nice beer for lunch or an easy weeknight meal.