Korean Beef Sloppy Joes

Korean Beef Sloppy Joes are a delightful twist on the classic sloppy joes, featuring sweet and spicy flavors with a bold garlic kick. It’s a fun and delicious departure from the traditional recipe!

Korean Beef Sloppy Joes

Korean Beef Sloppy Joes

Happy Monday to you too! It’s true that August can be a bit confusing with the back-to-school schedules varying from place to place. These Sloppy Joe recipes are indeed a great way to kick off the school week with a quick and tasty dinner option. Korean Beef Sloppy sound like a delightful twist on the classic recipe!

Korean Beef Sloppy Joes

Absolutely! You can serve this saucier Korean Beef Sloppy Joe mixture over rice, and it can be a delicious alternative to the regular Korean Ground Beef. Adding vegetables like carrots and zucchini sounds like a great idea to enhance the dish’s nutritional value without compromising the flavors. Enjoy experimenting with different variations!


  • green bell pepper, chopped finely (red is sweeter but this mixture is already pretty sweet)
  • onions (yellow or green), chopped finely
  • zucchini, chopped finely
  • carrots, shredded or chopped finely and steamed
Korean Beef Sloppy Joes


Serving these Korean Beef Sloppy Joes with steamed broccoli and carrots is a healthy and delicious choice. If you prefer a different texture and flavor, you can try roasting the broccoli and carrots at a higher temperature to achieve crispy edges, giving them a slightly fry-like quality. It’s a great way to add variety to your meal!


These are great tips for making Korean Beef Sloppy Joes:

  1. Prepare your ingredients in advance and have them ready in a large measuring cup or bowl. This will help prevent the pan from scorching while you’re cooking.
  2. If you like your sandwich to be saucier or want a spicy kick, consider serving it with spicy mayo, which is a combination of Sriracha and mayonnaise.
  3. Stop cooking the mixture when it’s just slightly too wet; it will thicken as it sits for a couple of minutes.
  4. If you plan to meal prep, leave the sauce extra saucy before turning off the heat. When reheating, you may need to add a bit of water to reach your desired consistency.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef , 85/15 fat content
  • ▢3 cloves garlic , minced
  • ▢2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ▢1/2 cup ketchup
  • ▢1/2 cup hoisin
  • ▢1/2 cup water
  • ▢2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • ▢1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • ▢2 green onions sliced thinly
  • ▢4 brioche rolls
Korean Beef Sloppy Joes


Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of making Korean Beef Sloppy Joes:

  1. In a large skillet, add the ground beef and cook over medium heat. Break it apart while cooking, leaving some chunks about the size of a raspberry or small grape. Avoid over-crushing the meat, as larger crumbles will provide stability to the sandwich.
  2. Cook the beef until it’s well browned, which should take about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic, sesame oil, ketchup, hoisin sauce, water, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and Sriracha to the skillet. Stir everything together well until the sauce begins to evaporate, and the mixture becomes “sloppy.” This will also take about 5-6 minutes.
  4. While the mixture is simmering, toast the hamburger buns until they’re golden brown.
  5. Spoon the beef mixture onto the toasted buns and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Enjoy your Korean Beef Sloppy Joes!


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

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