Enjoy this easy Thai Red Curry Peanut Sloppy Joes served on a small ciabatta bun, served with this Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw!

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Today we’re serving Thai Red Curry Peanut Sloppy Joes! So very good, and even more delicious when served with this Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw! Yes, please—perfect for summer!

Thai Red Curry Peanut Sloppy Joes

It’s casual, light, and if you haven’t made my Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw, it pairs fabulously with this recipe today! Or, a few years ago you may have made my Sloppy Joes Recipe made with fresh veggies [and fennel!].

Let’s talk about simplicity in gathering. If you read my Best Blueberry Cobbler Recipe post, you’ll see how simply I set the table when guests come over. Nothing fancy or over the top.

When guests come to dinner, it literally takes me 2 minutes to set the table (time to walk out onto the deck and back a couple times).

Easy sloppy joes recipe

An easy weeknight or casual weekend recipe to try are these Thai Red Curry Peanut Sloppy Joes.

They are scrumptious served with my Cucumber Summer Slaw.

Hello Summer!

This week I was a lucky girl, because Abby was in Seattle with our sweet friend, Amanda.

Of course they got fresh flowers down at Pike Place Market.

But little did I know the flowers would be brought back to me! :)

My table settings are real, achievable, and ultimately the perfect setting for hosting amazing food and great conversation–the most important thing you ever set at ANY table.

Set the table

When it comes to summer tables, all you need is fresh flowers, or even candles. Most of the time we are eating outside, so candles alone are lovely.

For our summer table, I used Dollar Store white dishes, black and white napkins, and the fresh flowers were the center star!

What I love about fresh flowers in the center of your table is that they are a reminder of the beauty of summer. If you follow me on Instagram, almost daily I’m sharing something lovely about nature. Always followed by #givethanks hashtag! [Look at my ‘story’ last night.]

Ingredients for sloppy joes

You can use ground turkey or chicken.

And then all the delicious ingredients to make the best sauce: Thai Red chili paste, peanut butter, fish sauce, and lime.

Then add coconut sugar, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), ginger garlic powder, and sesame oil.

Don’t forget the ciabatta buns!

Summer is sweet

Summer is the season of gathering, warmth, light, and lingering (at least around our table), but we always remember it’s the people that add the sweetness to the evening.

Oh, and speaking of sweet. Make ahead these Marionberry Ice Cream Sandwiches and freeze!

Pull from the freezer when company comes, and serve! You need very little time to defrost (like the time you walk from the freezer to the table). :)

Or another dessert idea is this Oregon Marionberry Galette recipe!


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Thai Red Curry Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 6-8 ciabatta buns, toasted
  • 2 lb. ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 Tbsp Red Thai chili paste
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, chunky or creamy
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Romaine lettuce


  • In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter, chili paste, sugar, coconut aminos, ginger powder, garlic powder, lime juice, sesame oil, and salt and peppe to taste. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil. When oil is hot, add your ground chicken and stir until fully cooked. Add in your peanut butter chili paste and mix thoroughly.
  • Toast your ciabatta buns in a toaster or under a broiler on low.
  • Serve warm or cold with romaine lettuce and Mango Cucumber Cabbage Side Slaw for a fresh and light summer dinner!


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Cuisine: Thai
Course: Main Course
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