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Old School BBQ Pork Sloppy Joes
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Old School BBQ Pork Sloppy Joes

Old School BBQ Pork Sloppy Joes

with Pickled Onion & Chipotle Ranch Slaw

One of the most underrated childhood comfort foods, in our opinion? The humble sloppy Joe. Adults and kids alike will love this version, which has a few flavor upgrades to take it to the next level. Onion and ground pork are browned, then simmered with barbecue sauce until thick and caramelized. For a twist, we add a little chipotle powder for a smoky kick; then, the filling’s stuffed between brioche buns with pickled onion for tang and a chipotle ranch slaw for creaminess and crunch. Tasty nostalgia on the table in just 25 minutes? It doesn’t get much better than that.

One Pan

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time25 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes


serving amount

1 unit

Red Onion

1 unit


2 unit

Brioche Buns

(Contains Wheat)

4 tablespoon

BBQ Sauce

2 tablespoon


1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

1 tablespoon


4 ounce

Coleslaw Mix

1.5 ounce

Ranch Dressing

(Contains Eggs, Milk)

1 teaspoon

Chipotle Powder

10 ounce

Ground Pork

Not included in your delivery

1 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil

¼ teaspoon





Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3431 kJ
Calories820 kcal
Fat46 g
Saturated Fat13 g
Carbohydrate76 g
Sugar27 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Protein30 g
Cholesterol135 mg
Sodium1450 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Small Bowl
Medium Bowl
Large Pan



• Preheat oven to 425 degrees. (If you have a toaster oven, feel free to skip the preheating.) Wash and dry all produce. • Halve, peel, and thinly slice ¼ of the onion; finely dice remaining onion. Halve lime. Halve buns. • In a small bowl, combine BBQ sauce, ketchup, stock concentrate, half the cornstarch (all for 4 servings), and 1 TBSP water (2 TBSP for 4).

Pickle Onion & Make Slaw

• In a second small microwave-safe bowl, combine sliced onion, juice from half the lime, ¼ tsp sugar, and a pinch of salt. Microwave until bright pink, 30 seconds. • In a medium bowl, combine coleslaw mix, ranch dressing, and a pinch of chipotle powder to taste. Season with salt.

Start Filling

• Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 4-5 minutes. • Add pork* and season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned, 3-5 minutes (it’ll finish cooking in the next step).

Finish Filling

• Add BBQ sauce mixture to pan with pork. Cook, stirring, until mixture is thickened and pork is cooked through, 2-3 minutes. • If you like things spicy, stir in a pinch or two of chipotle powder to taste. Taste and season with salt, pepper, or a squeeze of lime juice if you like. Turn off heat.

Toast Buns

• Meanwhile, toast buns until golden brown. TIP: Add to a baking sheet or toast directly on oven rack. Brush cut sides with melted butter first for extra richness.

Finish & Serve

• Fill buns with as much pork filling and pickled onion (draining first) as you like. Divide sloppy joes between plates and serve with slaw on the side. TIP: If you want extra crunch, try adding some of the slaw to your sandwiches!