Asian Style Sloppy Joe Recipe
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Asian Style Sloppy Joes

Asian-Sloppy Joes are old-school meets new-school. The sloppy joe vehicle stays the same, but it's paired with a spicy kick from the chili garlic sauce, ginger and hoisin.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sloppy joes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 640kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken thighs or pork
  • 1/2 cup hoisin
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup fire roasted diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 brioche buns
  • raw broccoli slaw for garnish
  • shredded Napa cabbage for garnish


  • In a large skillet preheated to medium-high heat, add the clari ed butter, followed by the onion, garlic sauce, ginger, garlic clove, salt and pepper. Sauté the veggies, stirring often until they are softened, or about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the ground chicken to the skillet, breaking up the chicken with a wooden spoon. Cook the chicken until it is no longer pink, or for about 6 minutes. Then stir in the hoisin, soy sauce, tomatoes and lime juice. Bring the mixture to a boil and then a simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Once the sauce is at your desired consistency, ladle some of the sloppy joe mixture on top of a brioche bun bottom. To give the sloppy joe some crunch, top it with raw broccoli slaw and/or Napa cabbage and top it with the remaining bun. Repeat the process until all the sloppy joes have been assembled! 


These sloppy joes will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days. Simply make ahead and reheat when you have a craving or need to feed an army.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.2g | Protein: 32.6g | Fat: 24.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1780mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 16.6g