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.

How to Make It

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.