Korean cuisine is comprised of mostly spicy, savory, sour, simple, and satisfying dishes with flavors that make creating my Korean Beef Sloppy Joes a lot of fun!
This particular recipe started out as an experiment and ended up as a hit with the family. It took a few times to get the flavor I was looking for, but once I got it just perfect I had to share with you all. Talk about tasty!
Korean cuisine is comprised of spicy, savory, sour, simple, and satisfying dishes with flavors that make creating recipes a lot of fun --- and my Korean Beef Sloppy Joe is one of those recipes.
Growing up my mother would make Sloppy Joes all the time and that was one of the meals she knew she wouldn't have a problem getting me to eat. Although it's a very easy recipe to put together, the key to this sandwich is in the sauce!
Some of the basic ingredients used in Korean cooking include green onions (scallions), garlic, ginger, sesame oil (for its distinctive and nutty flavor), soy sauce, chili pepper paste (gochujang), chili pepper flakes (gochugaru), and Soybean paste (doenjang).
My delicious sauce consists of soy sauce, sesame oil, hoisin sauce (sweet and salty in taste), and a few more additions that had my wife asking why I didn't make more! I used hoisin sauce, but the more traditional gochujang will also deliver on that needed sweet, tart, umami tang.
I wanted to relive a childhood favorite with a creative spin and that's where this dish was inspired from. If you want to give your typical burger night a rest, take this Korean Beef Sloppy Joe out for a night and you will make a great impression on whoever you're feeding. Enjoy!
Here are a few more sandwiches you might enjoy:
- Italian Meatball Sub Sandwich
- Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
- Italian Grilled Chicken Panini Sandwich
- Crispy “Ritz” Fried Fish Sandwich
- Cajun Chicken Sausage Po Boy