Plum-Chili Sloppy Joes

By Marge Perry & David Bonom

The salty-sweet flavor of these Asian-inspired Sloppy Joes takes this classic dish to a new level. By all means make the filling ahead and reheat it: simply sprinkle it with a few drop of water to help it loosen up

  • Cuisine: American

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  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup plum jam
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lower sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 potato sandwich buns


  1. Heat the oil in a sauté  over medium-high. Add the onion, ginger and garlic
  2. Combine the jam, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the scallions and sesame seeds. Spoon the beef mixture on each of 4 potato rolls and garnish with additional sliced scallions and sesame seeds if desired.