I stumbled across a Korean Beef Sloppy Joe recipe from Sabrina at Dinner Then Dessert a few weeks ago and thought it might be the perfect burger replacement in our meal rotation without the taste of a typical sloppy joe – which I honestly don’t love. I loved the idea of added extra of veggies that might work for my sometimes picky eaters. (This idea failed as the pickiest one actually requested that if I make this again, I serve the veggies on the side…. so no mom-win there.)
While I prepped the veggies and started sauteeing the meat, J. (our eleven year old) started measuring out the ingredients for the sauce. It all came together nicely and made more sloppy joe filling than we needed. (Ideas on how to use the leftovers?) Overall, no major complaints (aside from the hidden veggies) and J. took a strange pride in this very tasty sauce.
The only change we made to the original recipe is that I added some ginger paste (the kind that comes in a tube) for a little extra punch. For vegetables, I included 2 shredded carrots, finely chopped red onion, and finely chopped red pepper (half of each that were sitting in my fridge leftover from our omelettes this morning.) I tossed in a few handfuls of baby spinach for extra greens and used extra garlic because my cloves were tiny – also you can never have too much garlic. We served our sloppy joes on toasted ACE classic buns with sliced cucumbers on the side.
While I’d love to share the actual recipe with you here, I’m going to respect the original copyright and instead send you over to the original post – credit where credit is due and all that… plus she has the nutrition info posted if you’re concerned about that!
If you give this meal a try, let me know your thoughts and variations and be sure to share your comments under the original recipe as well. As for us, I’ll keep it in our rotation and probably use the sauce for other tasty concoctions. It rates pretty high for dinner satisfaction (aka lack of complaints) – a hard achievement when my two ridiculous boys can never agree on a meal!