Asian-Style Sloppy Joes

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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