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Korea Inspired Sloppy Joes

This Little Goat went to Korea
  • This Little Goat went to Korea


4 servings


20 minutes

active time

20 minutes



Cooking oil, such as canola or vegetable oil 

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Kosher salt 

1 ½ lb. 80% lean ground beef 

1/2 cup + 1 tsp This Little Goat went to Korea 

3-4 cups finely-shredded green cabbage, or pre-shredded coleslaw 

2 Tbsp Kewpie mayo (or regular mayo if unable to find Kewpie)

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

4 burger buns



Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with a drizzle of cooking oil. Add in the onion and a pinch of salt. Sauté until tender and begin to brown, about 5 minutes.

Add in the ground beef and season with 1 teaspoon salt. Let cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until beginning to brown. Stir in ½ cup Korea sauce and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and the mixture is slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, toss your shredded cabbage with 2 tablespoons mayo, lime juice, a drizzle of Korea sauce and pinch of salt. Season to taste with additional salt and Korea sauce, as desired.

Pile a large spoonful of Korea-spiced sloppy joes on each burger bun. Top with some slaw, sandwich together and dig in!

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