Korean spiced sloppy Joes

This is a slightly spicier version of Robin's sloppy joe recipe. Using gochugaru and gochujang we introduce a little Korean spice to this comforting sandwich.
8 to 10 sandwiches
schedule 10 minutes
schedule 30 minutes
schedule 40 minutes


  • 2 ounces extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 or 3 jalapenos, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 34 cups ketchup
  • 14 cup gochujang paste
  • 14 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon course gochugaru flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 12 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 8 to 10 soft hamburger buns
  • sliced cheese (optional)

Check below recipe directions
for additional notes.


Set a large pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add onions, jalapeno, and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and saute 5 minutes until translucent.

Add ground turkey and cook until done, breaking it up with a wooden spoon - about 7 to 10 minutes.

Add tomato paste and stir.

Add ketchup, gochujang, mustard, gochugaru flakes, fish sauce, brown sugar, tomato paste, and wine. Stir everything to combine.

Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.

Finish with a splash of red wine vinegar.

Let stand 5 minutes to cool.

Add scoops of sloppy joe to hamburger buns, top with cheese if desired and serve. 


Feel free to use whatever ground meat that you want for these sloppy joes. 

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