Sloppy Joes go Hawaiian! These Hula Joes are made with ground pork, bacon, pineapple and a sweet and savory sauce that will transport you to the tropics.
- 1/4 lb bacon, diced
- 1 1/2 lbs ground pork
- 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- salt and pepper
- 4 hamburger buns
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon.
- Return the pan with the bacon grease to the heat. Add the pork and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it is browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until soft, another 5 minutes.
- While the pork and onions are cooking, combine the tomato sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Once the onions are cooked, pour the mixture into the pan with the pork and onions and cook until it reaches your desired consistency. Stir in the pineapple and the bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Split the hamburger buns open and toast them in a toaster or under the broiler.
- To serve, place the bun bottom on a plate and place a scoop of the Hula Joe mixture on top. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the cheese and top with the bun top.
Adapted from The Rachael Ray Show