It’s been a minute since I’ve had a Sloppy Joe.
About 10 million minutes, actually.
(That’s 20 years!)
Sloppy Joe’s, Manwiches to be precise, were a staple in my house growing up, and I loved them. So when Dara suggested I try testing a recipe for Sloppy Joe’s with an Asian twist, I was more than on board. I became the new captain of S.S. Sloppy Joe.
This recipe is everything I miss about my 90’s Manwich and more.
Messy, savoury and little sweet all piled atop a toasty, chewy bun with a grownup twist – a fresh and zesty kale slaw to ‘up’ the crunch factor. Ginger and sesame oil give it an unmistakable asian flavour profile without compromising the ‘sloppy Joe-yness’ of it all.
This is an easy family favourite just waiting to happen and ideal for a weeknight dinner. Have kids make their own sandwiches – the promise of being allowed to get messy is always a good strategy for getting them to try new foods.
Do you have a favourite nostalgic food that you’d love to see an update on?