Ever get stuck in a dinner rut? Yes you do, don’t lie. Everyone has a week where they slip into what I like to call “college mode”. My college mode was fried egg sandwiches and subway. Yours might be kraft mac and cheese and garlic bread. Whatever. You’ve got a college mode and so do I. And we abuse it. I always think that if there is wine with my college dinner that it somehow un-colleges it.
Who am I kidding? I had wine with college dinner in college too. sigh.
BUT I am here to tell you that you can sass up old trusty without much effort at all. That Kraft mac and cheese? well, add buffalo chicken to it, duh. One of my old trusty recipes is the sloppy joe. You can’t say anything bad about a sloppy joe. Not here.
And so when I was lounging a few weeks ago, I had a hankering for one. But, not a normal sloppy joe, I wanted an indian sloppy joe. A curry, lamb based sloppy joe on naan bread.
The process was the same and just as quick, but it tasted like a completely different meal. With just a few swaps, you can have a whole new plate in front of you. Think about changing the cheeses and meats in your dish. Turn a sandwich into a salad, Or a soup into a chunky pasta dish. So easy kids.
Like a sloppy joe got lost in India.
- canola oil - 1 tablespoon
- onion - 1, finely chopped
- green bell pepper - 1/2, finely chopped
- celery - 1 stalk, finely chopped
- garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- ground lamb - 1 pound
- tomato sauce - 1 15 ounce can
- ketchup - 1/4 cup
- curry - 2 tablespoons
- worchestershire sauce - 1 tablespoon
- garlic naan - 4 peices, halved
- salt and pepper - to taste