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Thai Sloppy Subs

A slow cooker beef and turkey mixture with a Thai influence perfect for overstuffed subs
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Thai
Servings: 5 people


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 overflowing cup chopped green beans these come frozen if you want to make it easier
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar steal a few packets from the caf
  • 1/4 cup Thai chile-garlic paste
  • 1 package or bunch fresh basil
  • sub rolls
  • cucumber
  • lettuce



  • chop the onion, green beans, and pepper into similarly sized planks - about 1.5 inch long. Drop them into the bowl of your slow cooker. While you are chopping, you might as well do the basil now too. Remove the stems and stack about 10 basil leaves. Roll up the basil tightly (you college kids should have some experience with rolling things...) and chop it the short way to form ribbons of basil. this is called "chiffonade" if you wanna be fancy about it. repeat with the next 10 leaves until you end up with a nice 1/2 to 3/4 cup full of the chopped basil. Also chop the cucumber into thin rounds shred the lettuce the best you can.

slow cooking

  • Add the meats and everything EXCEPT the basil, lettuce, cucumber, and bread(duh) to the slow cooker and add a pinch or 2 of salt. Stir the meat well to break it up and turn the slow cooker on low. After 2 hours, give it a good stir. Then 2 hours later (total of 4 hours, turn the setting to warm and stir in the basil. you can let it sit like this so that your roomies can all make their own sandwiches as they get home from class. To build the sandwich, load the bread with some cuke and lettuce, and then spoon in a nice helping of the meat.