Asian Sloppy Joes Recipe

An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy!

An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy! showmetheyummy.com #sloppyjoes #asian

For the love of all things yummy and delicious, these Asian sloppy joes are literally blowing my mind right now.

I am so so so so SOOOOOO excited to share this recipe with you today, because

It’s from my friend, Lauren’s, new cookbook: Modern Comfort Cooking.

An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy! showmetheyummy.com #sloppyjoes #asian

It’s literally the most delicious thing I’ve eaten in a while <— not an exaggeration

Like, you guys, I wish I was the one that came up with today’s recipe, because it’s just that good, but I didn’t, and that’s ok, because Lauren is officially a culinary genius and I can’t wait to eat my way through her entire cookbook!

But for today, we’re sticking with Asian sloppy joes and I’m not mad about that one bit. 🙂

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An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy! showmetheyummy.com #sloppyjoes #asian

You’ve probably guessed by now that I loooooooove Asian food. I’m just obsessed with the unique combination of flavors and spices.

So when I saw “Asian sloppy joes” in Lauren’s book, I was immediately sold.

Asian flavors meets American week night dinner classic?

Genius.

You’ll start by melting butter in a large skillet.

To that, you’ll add in onion, chili garlic sauce, fresh ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper <— yeah, this is just the beginning, so you KNOW it’s gonna be good.

Once the onions have softened, you’ll add in pork. Cook that until it’s no longer pink.

Then you’ll stir in hoisin sauce (aka heaven sauce), soy sauce, tomatoes, and lime juice.

Let that simmer away until your house smells ah-mazing and the sauce has thickened.

An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy! showmetheyummy.com #sloppyjoes #asian

You’ll load up some buns (Lauren suggests toasted brioche buns <— yum) with the pork mixture, top it with broccoli slaw, and you’ve just made yourself Asian sloppy joes!

Now. This makes 4 sloppy joes and since it’s just Trevor and I, we had leftovers the next day, as you can imagine I was SUPER happy about that.

Trevor made himself another sloppy joe, but I put my portion into a bowl and topped it with a fried egg and OMG you guys I died and went to heaven.

If you’re a fan of fried, runny eggs like I am, I HIGHLY suggest doing that with your leftovers. 🙂

On a bun, or in a bowl with a fried egg, I know you guys are going to go crazy for these Asian sloppy joes. I made them exactly as written and they were absolutely perfect. PACKED with flavor, a little sweet, sooooo savory, perfectly seasoned with just a touch of spice.

I legit can’t wait to make these again!

An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy! showmetheyummy.com #sloppyjoes #asian

Lauren. You’re a rockstar.

– Jennifer

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PSST – Stop what you’re doing and go buy Modern Comfort Cooking now! 🙂

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Asian Sloppy Joes
An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy!
Servings: 4 people
Results and timings may vary when adjusting servings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce *
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or gluten free alternative
  • 1/2 cup canned fire-roasted tomatoes drained
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 brioche buns toasted
  • Raw broccoli slaw for garnish
  • Shredded Napa cabbage for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet preheated to medium-high heat, add the butter, followed by the onion, garlic sauce, ginger, garlic clove, salt, and pepper. Saute the veggies, stirring often until they are softened, or about 5 minutes.
  2. Next, add the ground pork to the skillet, breaking up the pork with a wooden spoon. Cook the pork 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 sauce has thickened.
  3. 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.
Notes

Re-printed with permission from Modern Comfort Cooking 

Nutritional information does not include buns or broccoli slaw/cabbage.

Be sure to read all your labels to ensure that this stays gluten free, if necessary. 

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Nutrition Facts
Asian Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1971mg 82%
Potassium 434mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Note: Nutritional information is estimated and varies based on products used.

An Asian twist on a classic, these Asian Sloppy Joes are seriously SO delicious. Full of ground pork, hoisin sauce, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and more! You’ll never guess this flavor packed recipe is SO easy! showmetheyummy.com #sloppyjoes #asian

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This looks like a really good recipe. Problem for me is it is high in fat, sugar and sodium. So, I will make changes that are going to be healthier for me and my hubby. To start, low sodium soy sauce.