5 from 1 vote
Gluten-Free Korean Sloppy Joes
Korean Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Korean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 582 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 8 ounces coleslaw mix
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white or yellow onion , diced
  • ¾ pound ground beef
  • ¾ pound ground pork
  • ½ cup San-J Korean BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup gluten-free beef broth
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves , coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 6 gluten-free hamburger buns
  • Pickled jalapeños , optional
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, vinegar, mayonnaise, sesame oil, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate until serving time.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes. Add the beef and pork and cook, breaking it up with a spatula, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off the excess fat and add the Asian BBQ sauce. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the beef broth and lower the heat. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reduces, about 10 minutes.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the cilantro, green onions, and sesame seeds.
  4. Serve the meat on the buns, topped with coleslaw, the cilantro mixture, and pickled jalapeños, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Korean Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 582 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 550mg23%
Potassium 511mg15%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.