Asian Sloppy Joes

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Asian Sloppy Joes! These are delicious!

How to Make Asian Sloppy Joes

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This is a delicious and unique twist on traditional sloppy joes!  Lean ground pork is cooked up with a wonderful Asian inspired sauce and piled high on soft rolls!

I add fresh coleslaw mix and bean sprouts to mine but these yummy sammies taste great topped with any fresh crispy veggie including julienned cucumbers, shredded carrots or napa cabbage!

If you are not familiar with hoisin sauce, it is a sweet delicious Asian barbecue sauce.  I personally love it for all kinds of things including marinating chicken!

Asian Sloppy Joes! An amazing twist on a typical sloppy joe!

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Servings: 8 servings
Asian Sloppy Joes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion
Keyword: Asian Sloppy Joes
A deliciously unique twist on traditional sloppy joes!
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1/2 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper , diced
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 cups fresh coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • sesame seeds & slice scallions for garnish
  • 8 large rolls
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon shredded fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large pan brown ground pork, onion, garlic and ginger. Drain any fat.
  3. Coarsely chop water chestnuts and add to the pork mixture along with peppers. Cook over medium high about 2 minutes. Give the sauce ingredients a quick stir and add to the pork mixture. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Let bubble 7-9 minutes or until thickened.
  4. To serve, place 1/8 of the cabbage/coleslaw & bean sprouts on each roll. Top with the pork mixture and garnish with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1sloppy joe) — Calories: 363, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 661mg, Potassium: 373mg, Carbohydrates: 39g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 17g, Vitamin A: 9.7%, Vitamin C: 36.7%, Calcium: 7.9%, Iron: 16.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

4 comments on “Asian Sloppy Joes”

  1. Made this a couple times. The whole family (picky eaters and all) love it! We skip the cabbage and serve it over rice with sprouts and shredded carrots mixed in! Delicious!

  2. Wow! I made this recipe for my husband tonight and we both LOVED it. Thank you!!

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