Asian-Style Sloppy Joes

by / ⠀Main dishes Party foods Recipes Sandwiches / March 4, 2014

Try a new twist on the classic sloppy joe. These Asian-style burgers have a fresh kick from ginger and spicy goodness from sriracha.

Serves: 6

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


For the Coleslaw Topping:

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups packed shredded coleslaw veggie mix

For the Sloppy Joes:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups packed shredded coleslaw veggie mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablesoon sriracha
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns or tortillas


1. Make Coleslaw Topping: In medium bowl, whisk together vinegar and oil. Add onions and shredded coleslaw veggie mix; toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Make Sloppy Joes: In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and bell pepper; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, breaking up chicken with side of spoon as it cooks. Add garlic, tomato paste and ginger; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

3. Stir in shredded coleslaw veggie mix, water, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sriracha; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally.

4. Divide Sloppy Joe mixture between buns or tortillas; top with Coleslaw Topping.

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  • Reply
    March 23, 2014 at 4:03 am

    The picture shows fresh coleslaw, but the directions says to cook the coleslaw with the sauces. Is that right?

    • Reply
      Amanda Natividad
      March 24, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Oh dear, so sorry about that, Ann! First, you make the coleslaw and set it aside in the refrigerator. Later, you add plain coleslaw veggie mix to the sauce to cook. We’ve made the edits in the recipe. Hope that helps and thank you for bringing this to our attention! 🙂

      -Amanda, NatureBox Editor

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