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Monday, August 1, 2011

Asian Sloppy Joes

When I saw this recipe posted on Bo's Bowl, I instantly knew I was going to make it.  I mean, come on.. Asian flavors.... you know I'm all about that!  And sloppy joes?  Well, I'll let you in on a little secret:  I LOVE sloppy joes.  I'm not even ashamed to admit that it doesn't even have to be homemade, I'll eat Manwich if it's put in front of me... I don't know what it is about loose meat sandwiches, but they are one of my favorites.

Ok, enough about me, let's talk about these Asian Sloppy Joes - They were incredible!  It was a perfect little twist on the classic sandwich.  Next time, I might make them a bit more on the spicier side... maybe add a bit of Sriracha to it, but otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing.  I served this with a some Sriracha coleslaw and it was the perfect dinner for a busy week night!

Asian Sloppy Joes
Adapted from Bo's Bowl
Printable Recipe 
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped (for less heat, remove the seeds and membranes)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1 Tablespoon sambal oelek
1/2 cup roma tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns

In a large, deep non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the onions and saute until softened, about 5-8 minutes.  Add the jalapeno and red pepper and saute another 5 minutes.  Add the beef and the pork, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.  Let meat brown, about 5-8 minutes.  Add the hoisin, stirring to combine.  Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.  Bring the mixture to a slow simmer and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened up a bit.  Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.  Serve on hamburger buns.  Enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

Jenn...Glad made these...really like your changes...jalapenos always improve everything.

ps You guys sure do eat a lot of tater tots...I love them, but never think to cook them...I'm picking up a bag next time I'm at the store.


Big Dude said...

Same admission here - I like sloppy joe's and yours looks delicious

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Love sloppy joes!!! Who doesn't??? Those flavors sound fantastic and I adore the fact that you paired it with tater tots!!!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

StephenC said...

"Asian sloppy Joe's" Sounds like there should be a joke in there somewhere. I thought I left a comment earlier, but apparently not. Are those tater tots I see on the plate? Joke or not, this should tempt pretty much anyone.

Katie said...

I've never heard of asian sloppy joes before! They sound great. I love a good 'joe, too.

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Oh my word!! And I've JUST taken some mince out of the freezer!! Yum.

Pam said...

Mmmm. That is my kind of sloppy Joe!

We Are Not Martha said...

Sloppy Joes remind me of when I was a kid and I'll always have a special place in my heart for them :) I love the idea of a sloppy joe with an Asian twist!


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

When Bo first posted this one I wanted them. Now you're posting them and I want them even more!! Pulling a lb of hamburger out of the freezer. Asian sloppy joes, you're my dinner :)

Michael Toa said...

Yum. Love sloppy joes and loving the Asian flavours. I wonder what joke Stephen is thinking... :)

Cheeseboy said...

Although "Asian" and "sloppy joes" do not sound right together, this recipe does sound right. Delicious!

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Chris said...

I'm a sloppy joe ho! Seriously, I love them, Manwich. (for nostalgia)

iserve pharmacy said...

Oh my word!! And I've JUST taken some mince out of the freezer!! Yum.