Hoisin Peanut Sloppy Joes with Asian Slaw
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Serves: 8 sliders
  • 1 Tlbs + 2 tsp. sesame oil, divided
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • ½ cup chopped onion (about ½ small onion)
  • 1½ cups roughly chopped, shredded carrots, divided
  • 1 cup white cabbage, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tlbs. + 1 tsp. peanut butter
  • 1 Tlbs. + 1 tsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2½ Tlbs. hoisin sauce
  • 3 tsp. honey
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tlbs. + 1 tsp. rice vinegar, divided
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced red cabbage
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1½ tsp. sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 Tlbs. melted butter (optional)
  • 8 slider buns (I used these)
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet to a medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the pork. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up. Cook until brown and mostly cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  2. Once the meat is almost cooked, reduce the heat to medium and add another teaspoon of sesame oil as well as chopped onion, ¾ cup chopped carrots, 1 cup chopped cabbage, and garlic. Sauté until veggies are softened and pork is cooked through, another 3-4 minutes.
  3. While the meat and veggies finish cooking, add peanut butter, tamari, hoisin, honey, and 1 Tlbs. + tsp. of rice vinegar to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  4. Again, while the pork and veggies continue to cook, add remaining carrots and red cabbage to a small bowl. Toss with remaining 1 Tlbs. sesame oil, ¼ cup rice vinegar, sugar and sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper. If you want toasted buns. Brush each bun with melted butter. Heat a large non-stick skillet to a medium heat and toast buns.
  5. Once the pork and veggies are softened add sauce to pan. Toss pork and veggies in the sauce and cook another minute or until the sauce has coated the mixture. Add green onions, toss.
  6. Spoon filling on to toasted slider buns. Top with slaw and sprinkle with peanuts.
I like to get a lot of the ingredients for this at the salad bar, so I don't have to buy a whole bunch of green onion, a whole bag of red cabbage etc. It saves money and time!
Recipe by Cooking for Keeps at https://www.cookingforkeeps.com/hoisin-peanut-sloppy-joes-asian-slaw/