Asian Style Sloppy Joe Sliders

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Asian Style Sloppy Joe Sliders

So there is this amazing Asian Market in Nampa, ID that the wife and I go to quite often. The staff there are so friendly and the products are incredible. We have found the best green tea at this market. Ok, so I am getting of topic but the tea is that good.

So we were shopping at the market looking for inspiration when the girl said “I want Sloppy Joes for dinner tonight”. Now, whenever any of those bottomless pit teenagers tell me what they want for dinner I inform them that they will get what I give them but for some reason I decided to listen to the girl. Sloppy Joes do sound good but how about an Asian inspired Sloppy Joe? The gears grinding in my brain, here is what I came up with. Enjoy!

Asian Style Sloppy Joe Sliders

Asian Style Sloppy Joe Sliders

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • · 1 lb ground pork
  • · Slider buns
  • · 1 tablespoon oil
  • · Melted butter
  • · Sesame seeds
  • For the sauce:
  • · ½ cup sweet chili sauce
  • · ½ hosin sauce
  • · 1 inch knob ginger (peeled and finely chopped)
  • · 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • · 2 green onions (thinly sliced on a bias)
  • For the picked vegetables:
  • · 1 carrot julienne cut
  • · ½ cucumber julienne cut (remove seeds from cucumber)
  • · ¼ head of cabbage thinly sliced
  • · ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • For the pickling brine:
  • · ½ cup water
  • · ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • · ¼ cup sugar
  • · 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. 1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  3. 2. Place your pickling brine ingredients into a pot and heat on medium heat until the sugar and salt has dissolved
  4. 3. Place your chopped vegetables into a Mason jar or bowl and pour the brine over the vegetables. Cover and set aside
  5. 4. Add all the sauce ingredients and mix to combine
  6. 5. Heat an oiled skillet to medium heat and cook the ground pork, braking up the pork through the cooking process
  7. 6. Once the pork is fully cooked, drain fat from pork, pour the combined sauce into the cooked pork and mix cooking slowly over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  8. 7. On a sheet pan, split your slider rolls in two and brush with melted butter. Place in oven until golden brown (3-4 minutes)
  9. 8. Top browned slider rolls with your sloppy joe mixture, sesame seeds and add a handful of your pickled vegetables
  10. 9. Enjoy
  11. Notes:
  12. · Toasted sesame seeds are also a great option
  13. · Instead of sliders you can use regular burger buns
  14. · The longer your pickled vegetables stay in the brine the better
  15. These sliders turned out pretty darn good. I have to give the girl some credit and maybe I will start listen to what those bottomless pit teenagers say. No, no I won’t. As always… Live, Laugh, Love & Learn
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