Hoisin Sloppy Joes


These put some Asian flavor into regular Sloppy Joes. I usually make these with turkey burger, but regular beef is fine too! Barb L.

 Serves: 4


1 pound turkey burger or beef hamburger

½ Tbsp Flying Olive Garlic, Chipotle, Harissa, or Cayenne Red Chili Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or a Combination (we‘re wimpy so I mix Garlic EVOO with Chipotle EVOO)

½ cup chopped onion

4 minced garlic cloves

¼ cup water

¼ cup hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp ketchup

½ Tbsp Flying Olive Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar

 0-2 tsp Sriracha chili sauce, your choice of spiciness

¼ tsp salt

4 whole wheat hamburger buns and/or Bibb lettuce wraps for serving

Cabbage and carrot shreds, if desired, for garnish


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Flying Olive EVOO of Choice. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the ground meat, onion, and garlic. Cook 5 -8 minutes until the meat has crumbled. Stir in the water, hoisin sauce, ketchup, Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar, Sriracha chili sauce (if desired), and salt. Cook for 3 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened.

Divide the mixture among 4 hamburger buns (we use lettuce for wrapping them instead). Sprinkle with carrots and cabbage shreds, if desired. Serve.

Inspired by a recipe in Cooking Light Magazine, May 2017.

Submitted by Barb L.