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Korean Sloppy Joes (Bulgogi Joes)

Prep Time: 30 Min | Cook Time: 20 Min


  • 1
    1 lb. ground beef
  • 2
    1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3
    1 tbsp. ginger paste
  • 4
    1 tbsp. chili garlic sauce
  • 5
    1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 6
    1/2 cup water
  • 7
    4 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 8
    2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 9
    2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 10
    1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 11
    1 tbsp. sriracha
  • 12
    1 red pepper
  • 13
    1/2 of a red onion
  • 14
    1 whole green onion

Take your sloppy joes to the next level with these Bulgogi Joes! If you're a fan of bulgogi or sloppy joes, these Korean sloppy joes are a must try for you!


  1. Start by dicing the red pepper, the red onion, and the green onion into finely chopped pieces.
  2. Place the ground beef and diced peppers and onions onto your Flat Iron Griddle.
  3. Season the ground beef with your favorite rubs, I used Gulf Coast Smoke Southern Bell.
  4. Cook until the meat has browned.
  5. Once the ground beef has browned, mix in your minced garlic, ginger paste, and chili garlic sauce.
  6. Cook until fragrant.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix together: soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, corn starch, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, and sriracha until brown sugar and corn starch are dissolved.
  8. Pour this sauce over the ground beef mixture and let the sauce simmer and thicken. You can also remove the meat and use the sauce as a topping.
  9. Top with green onions, fresh cilantro, and/or Asian slaw.
  10. You can also use this recipe for tacos!

Author: Shawn Haffner
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