Sweet, slightly spicy, and superbly satisfying, these Asian sloppy joes are just the thing for a quick weeknight meal!
Did you know that I really like my homemade hoisin sauce? I used it as the base for many different things, adjusting some of the spices and ingredients to make it slightly different depending on what I was cooking.
Authentic Asian Sloppy Joes
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup sweet chili sauce (sweet chilli sauce in British English)
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoon garlic - minced
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ginger - ground
- 1 pinch ground black pepper - to taste
- 2 pound ground pork (minced pork) - reduced-fat
- 15 ounces tomatoes - no-salt-added, drained and diced
- 8 medium hamburger buns
- Heat a nonstick skillet over med-high heat.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, chile sauce, peanut butter, lime juice, honey, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and black pepper until well mixed. Set aside.
- Cook the ground pork in the skillet, stirring and crumbling the meat while it cooks.
- Once it is cooked for about 5 to 7 minutes, whisk the sauce and pour into the skillet with the pork.
- Stir and let simmer, occasionally stirring, until the pork is cooked through and the sauce thickens for 7 to 10 minutes longer.
- Serve on buns.