Plum-Chili Sloppy Joes

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom


1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 medium of onion chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger minced
1 1/2 pounds of 93% lean ground beef
1/2 cup of plum jam
3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
4 teaspoons of chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
2 scallions thinly sliced
2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
4 potato sandwich buns


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add the onion, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 2-3 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up into smaller pieces, are until it is no longer pink and most of the liquid has evaporated, 10-11 minutes.
  2. Combine the jam, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the scallions and sesame seeds. Spoon the beef mixture on each of 4 potato rolls and garnish with additional sliced scallions and sesame seeds if desired.