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Cookbook author Maria Dias (Tia Maria) named this Portuguese style sloppy Joes sliders recipe after Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal won the Euro in 2016.
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Portuguese Sloppy Ronaldo Sliders Recipe

Portuguese Sloppy Ronaldo Sliders Recipe

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2 pounds of ground beef or turkey1 pound of chourico or linguica sausage (skin removed and ground in processor)2 medium onions (finely minced)4 cloves garlic (finely minced)2 cups of crushed tomatoes2 teaspoons of salt1/4 teaspoon of pepper2 cups of ketchup1 tablespoon tomato paste to thicken if necessary1 tablespoon of piri piri hot sauceHamburger buns

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  • Brown the ground beef in a large heavy saucepan or skillet. Drain the fat and add the onions and garlic to pan. Cook the onions and garlic for a few minutes until translucent along with the beef.
  • Add the chourico and cook for a few minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer for about 10 minutes stirring often. Taste and add more ketchup or brown sugar if you want more sweetness. Add the hot sauce if desired.
  • Let it cook for another 10 minutes on low until the sauce and meats are thick and rich. Add the tomato paste to thicken sauce if needed.
  • Serve on warm buns.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Tia Maria's Blog, portuguesediner.com/tiamaria

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