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Hoisin Sloppy Joes

Photo: Victor Protasio

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

For a fun, Asian-inspired twist on the same old sloppy joes, turn to flavor-packed hoisin sauce. We combine it with ketchup and a hint of Sriracha to make a delicious sauce that coats lean ground beef. You can also use ground turkey or ground chicken, or try a combo of ground meat and lentils to introduce more plants into your dinner. If you don’t have Sriracha on hand, you can substitute an equal amount of other hot sauce or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. We top our joes with a thin slice of red onion for crunch, color, and an allium bite—but if you have kimchi in your kitchen, it would be great, too.


  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • Red onion slices (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 379
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 4.9 g
  • monofat 5.4 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 36 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 794 mg
  • calcium 79 mg
  • sugars 11 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 6 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add ground beef, chopped red onion, and minced garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Stir in water, hoisin sauce, ketchup, Sriracha chili sauce, and salt; cook 3 minutes. Divide mixture evenly among hamburger buns; serve with red onion slices, if desired.