Monday, January 31, 2022

Asian Style Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes with a twist!

Although I don't think I'm quite done sharing recipes that may have been made in the old house, this is the last recipe I made in the old house. We brought the leftovers over to our new house (a whopping 2 miles away) and ate it while we were trying to unpack everything. I'm actually really glad that we had leftovers because it's so difficult to unpack a kitchen and try and find anything for at least the first week. Not to mention, this was in mid-April 2020, so still in the very major disruption of COVID and it was hard to find some foods because of supply chain issues. I was lucky to be able to make this recipe and to have it tide us over during our move!

Also as a note, I'm still not really on a good schedule where I can fit in blogging. I'm in the midst of my first tax season as a new accountant and even though I'm not a tax accountant...there is still plenty to do for prepping things for clients to do their taxes.

What you need:

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 Tbsp. Sambal (chili sauce)
  • 1 1/4 cups hoisin sauce
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup diced roma tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hamburger buns
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Pickles for serving


  1. Over medium-high heat, add oil to a large skillet. Add onions, garlic, ginger, celery, and sambal. Saute for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add hoisin sauce and saute for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add meats and crumble while cooking for about 6 minutes.
  4. Add lime juice, tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over medium-low heat for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Toast the hamburger buns and then top with meat, lettuce, and pickles.

Recipe from Karen's Kitchen Stories

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