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Asian BBQ Sloppy Joe’s with Peanut Slaw

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Asian inspired sloppy joes with crunchy peanut slaw served on a warm sesame seed bun
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Asian BBQ Sloppy Joe’s with Peanut Slaw. Classic comfort food with an Asian twist. Did you grow up eating sloppy joe’s as a kid? I did, served with crispy tater tots on the side. I loved those things!

I decided to give that childhood favorite a bit of an upgrade, a little Asian fusion going on here. And just like regular sloppy joe’s, it’s a breeze to make. Weeknight dinner has never tasted so good!

How to make Asian BBQ Soppy Joe’s

  • Saute’ the ground beef, onions and peppers until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, stir until well combined. Let it simmer together until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Set aside, keep warm.
  • Time to make the slaw. In a mixing bowl whisk together the mayo, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and lime juice to make the dressing.
  • Add the bag of slaw mix to the dressing and stir until well coated
  • Take four warmed sesame seed buns split in half. Place equal amounts of meat mixture on each of the bottom buns. Place slaw on top of meat mixture then sprinkle with the chopped peanuts. Add the top bun, serve and enjoy!

What to serve with Asian BBQ Sloppy Joe’s

Wine pairings

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Riesling
  • Gamay
  • Grenache
  • Rose’

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Asian bbq sloppy joes with peanut slaw on plate 2

Asian BBQ Sloppy Joe’s with Peanut Slaw

Asian inspired sloppy joes with crunchy peanut slaw served on a warm sesame seed bun
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian Fusion
Keyword: Asian fusion, peanut slaw, sandwiches, simple recipes, sloppy joe’s
Servings: 4
Calories: 538kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, small diced
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow peppers, small diced
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Peanut Slaw

  • 1 package kale slaw or regular if you prefer
  • 1/2 cup good quality mayonnaise Hellmans or Dukes
  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • chopped salted peanuts for garnish and crunch

Instructions

For the Meat Mixture

  • In a pan, cook ground beef, onions and peppers together until meat is cooked through. Skim off any extra fat
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Simmer over low/medium heat until the meat has soaked up most of the juices.

For the Slaw

  • In a medium/large bowl add mayo, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and lime juice. Whisk together until well combined. Add the bag of slaw and toss until well coated.

To assemble the sloppy joes

  • Take four warmed sesame seed bun. Place on four separate plates. Top the bottom half of each with equal portions for the meat mixture. Then top with the slaw mixture. Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts and then top with the top bun.
    Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1597mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 4mg
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5 Comments

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  • Linda
    March 28, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    This sloppy joe’s is awesome! Love the flavors in every bite and this is sooo comforting

    Reply
  • Eileen
    March 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    We are sloppy joe fans. I was looking for a different flavor today and came upon this tasty Asian sloppy joe. We just loved the flavors. Perfectly seasoned and super delicious sandwich.

    Reply
    • Rupali
      March 29, 2022 at 5:58 pm

      Nice Asian twist to a classic! My family loved it too.

      Reply
  • Donna
    March 29, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Oh wow, this was amazing! Love that peanut slaw!

    Reply
  • Sherry L Ronning
    April 2, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Messy but amazingly delicious!! Roll up your sleeves and dive in!!

    Reply

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