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Above: A homemade sloppy joe with coleslaw
Below: Sloppy joe meat being prepared
|Alternative name(s)||Wimpies, yip yips, slushburgers, barbecues, hot tamales, taverns|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredient(s)||Ground beef, onions, sweetened tomato sauce or ketchup, seasoning, hamburger bun|
A sloppy joe is a sandwich originating in the United States of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. Commercially made sauces are also available. Ground turkey or textured vegetable protein may be used as a substitute for ground beef.
Several variations of the sloppy joe exist in North America. In Quebec, Canada, a sandwich of stewed ground beef called pain à la viande is usually served on a hot dog bun. A similar sandwich, the "dynamite", exists in the area around Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and is distinguished by the use of onions, bell peppers, and sometimes celery.
Stewed meat sandwiches are common in several other culinary traditions as well. The rou jia mo, from China's Shaanxi Province, consists of stewed pork, beef or lamb on a steamed bun. Keema pav of Indian cuisine uses a pav bread roll filled with keema, a minced, stewed, curried meat.