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Sloppy Lous

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

12 ounces andouille sausage

1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil

1 pound ground pork

2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped

3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped 

2 ribs celery, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup tomato puree or tomato sauce 

1 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank's Red Hot

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire

Portuguese or sesame rolls

Toppings:

Chopped hot pickled vegetables (giardiniera)

Scallions

Chopped sweet bread and butter pickles

Directions

  1. Remove the casing from the sausage and chop. 
  2. Heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat, add the sausage and brown. Remove to a plate. Add the pork and brown. Then add the thyme, garlic, celery, onions, peppers and some salt and pepper. Cook, partially covered, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the andouille, tomato sauce, stock, hot sauce, sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire. Reduce the heat, stir and simmer to thicken. Cool and store for a make-ahead meal. Reheat over medium heat. Serve on warm rolls with the toppings of your choice.