Asian Sloppy Joes

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Asian Sloppy Joes with bean sprouts

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!

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Asian Sloppy Joes with bean sprouts
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Asian Sloppy Joes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Asian Fusion
A deliciously unique twist on traditional sloppy joes!


  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • ½ 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
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

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  • Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large pan brown ground pork, onion, garlic and ginger. Drain any fat.
  • 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.
  • To serve, place ⅛ of the cabbage/coleslaw & bean sprouts on each roll. Top with the pork mixture and garnish with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1sloppy joe, Calories: 363, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 661mg, Potassium: 373mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 485IU, Vitamin C: 30.3mg, Calcium: 79mg, Iron: 3mg

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

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