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    Sunday Supper

    Asian-inspired sloppy Joes, then enchiladas

    Spicy Asian-inspired sloppy Joes.
    Karoline Boehm-Goodnick for The Boston Globe
    Spicy Asian-inspired sloppy Joes.

    If you can’t beat the heat of summer, then you might as well sit down to a plateful. These spicy Asian-inspired sloppy Joes on soft buns are studded with mushrooms and made with Thai red curry paste, sriracha, and chile sauce, accompanied by a garden-fresh slaw with its own mellow heat.

    East meets wild West when some of the sloppy Joe mixture is transformed into crowd-pleasing enchiladas, with bubbly cheddar and a zingy lime sour cream. Minimal effort yields a deliciously spicy reward.


    (For sloppy Joes, enchiladas)


    2 pounds ground beef

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    2 cups grated cheddar

    1 cup sour cream

    2 medium onions

    8 ounces button mushrooms


    1 head Napa cabbage

    ¼ head red cabbage

    2 carrots

    1 bunch scallions

    1 bunch fresh cilantro


    ½ bunch fresh basil

    3 cloves garlic

    1 lime

    Salt and pepper

    ½ cup canola oil

    2 tablespoons sesame oil

    ¼ cup cider vinegar

    2 tablespoons sriracha

    1 tablespoon Chinese 5-spice powder

    ¼ cup Thai red curry paste

    ¼ cup sweet chile sauce

    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    2 teaspoons granulated sugar

    2 tablespoons soy sauce

    1 can (28 ounces) chopped tomatoes

    2 tablespoons flour

    2 tablespoons ground chile powder

    ½ teaspoon ground cumin

    2 cups chicken stock

    10 flour tortillas (8 inches each)

    4 soft hamburger buns

    Jaclyn Fishman can be reached at