Chef Adam Moore Aussie Lamb Sloppy Joeys

  • Prep time 45Min
  • Cook time 0Min
  • Technique Pan Fry / Saute
  • Meat Lamb
  • Cut Ground
  • Serves 4

These “Sloppy Joeys” are a lamb-tastic twist on a familiar classic. Featured dish from Flavor Experience 2021.


1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

½ cup sweet onion, minced

¼ cup carrot, minced

¼ cup celery, minced

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 pound ground Australian lamb

2 Tablespoons flour

1 ½ cups vegetable broth

½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

1 teaspoon Vegemite (optional)


4 each sandwich buns, toasted

Crispy onions (such as French’s), for garnish


In a large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat, add oil, onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender - about 5 minutes.

Add lamb and cook until browned throughout- about 7 minutes. Use a spatula or potato masher and break into small pieces while cooking.

Reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW, stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Continue cooking until thickened- about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

To serve:

Scoop desired amount of the sloppy joey mixture on top of the toasted buns. Garnish with crispy onions and serve with your favorite side dish.