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Korean Beef Sloppy Joes

Korean Beef Sloppy Joes

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Korean cuisine is comprised of mostly spicy, savory, sour, simple, and satisfying dishes with flavors that makes creating my Korean Beef Sloppy Joes a lot of fun!


Units Scale
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Bundle Green Onion
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 4 Pretzel Buns

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup Organic
  • 1/3 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Beef Broth
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Ginger Ground
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin


  1. Begin by pre-heating cooking pan on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil.
  2. Add ground beef to pan and season meat with paprika, 1/2 ground cumin, black pepper, sea salt and garlic powder. Cook meat until browned. Lower heat to medium/low.
  3. Chop the green onion into small pieces then set to side.
  4. While the beef is cooking, add all sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk (paid link) until smooth. Add to the pan with beef and stir together. Add green onions to the meat and sauce. Cook for a few minutes then remove from heat.
  5. Add meat to pretzel bun (or burger bun of choice) and serve hot.


I used hoisin sauce, but the more traditional gochujang will also deliver on that needed sweet, tart, umami tang.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Korean


  • Calories: 688
  • Fat: 23.8g