Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 25 mins | Yield: 4 servings

To make a fun and more delicious twist on the classic sloppy joes, you should give this easy Korean Beef Sloppy Joes a try pretty soon. Made with sweet and spicy flavours with a blow of garlic, this sure will make you want to eat more! Hide some veggies in these freaking savoury sloppy joes if desired, like finely chopped green bell pepper, yellow or green onions, zucchini, or shredded/finely chopped steamed carrots. To serve, enjoy these sloppy joes with steamed/roasted broccoli and carrots on the side for a more filling meal that your entire family will love especially the kids!

I am obsessed with the usual Sloppy Joes, and I never imagined that I will enjoy this Korean Beef version. While making this the first time, I thought it’s going to be too much, but it ended up amazing! And the hidden veggies are super clever and fun. Now, I can get my picky eaters to eat veggies without any complaints!


1 1/2 lbs ground beef, 85/15 fat content

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp sesame oil

1/2 c. ketchup

1/2 c. hoisin

1/2 c. water

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1/2 tsp sriracha

2 green onions sliced thinly

4 brioche rolls

How to make Korean Beef Sloppy Joes

Step 1: Add the beef to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, breaking the meat apart and leaving only some chunk about the size of raspberry or small grape. Keep in mind not to crush the meat so much.

Step 2: Cook the crumbled beef for about 5 to 6 minutes until well browned. Add the garlic, sesame oil, ketchup, hoisin, water, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sriracha. Stir well until combined, and the sauce begins to evaporate giving a sloppy mixture. This takes about 5 to 6 minutes more.

Step 3: On toasted buns, spoon the mixture and top with green onions. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Yield: 4 servings, Amount per serving: Calories: 688g | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1437mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 215g | Vitamin C: 4g | Calcium: 129g | Iron: 5.5g