Japanese Sloppy Joe Curry: Prepare This Asian Sloppy Joe with Only 5 Ingredients

By Mikka Wee/June 10, 2013

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Lately, Mye and I have been obsessed with instant Japanese Curry. Its savory, umami happiness tucked inside every golden packet. The convenience of preparing it (just add hot water) gave us all the flavor we needed to prepare this dish, we didn’t even need to add salt.

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This Japanese Sloppy Joe Curry is super simple. You could easily prepare and cook everything without having to wreak havoc in your kitchen. It’s a fine lunch box choice, versatile enough to enjoy either on a toasted bagel or on top of some steaming hot rice. Yum.

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We were able to retain the Sloppy Joe-ness of ground beef curry with the help of something we”re sure you already have in your pantry: Tomato Ketchup. Its tangy-sweet flavor brightens up the entire dish. You could also top it with some yogurt for a tart, refreshing finish, and dig in.

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Japanese Sloppy Joe Curry

Total Time: 30 minutes / Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 kilo ground beef
  • 1 packet Japanese curry
  • 1/3 cup tomato ketchup
  • Yogurt


  1. Pre-heat non-stick frying pan on medium flame.
  2. Mince garlic and add to pan.
  3. Add ground beef and cook for 10 minutes until the juices come out.
  4. Prepare Japanese curry as indicated on package and add to the beef.
  5. Once the beef has absorbed the curry sauce, remove the beef from the heat and transfer to a metallic bowl.
  6. Add the ketchup and mix well.
  7. Top the beef on a toasted bagel and drizzle with yogurt.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


  1. Remember, there is no need to season the beef with salt and pepper.casino jameshallison The curry sauce contains all the flavor you”ll need. Promise.

Mikka Wee

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Mikka Wee is a happy little hobbit who loves to eat, but is allergic to exercise. Armed with a heart for travel, she likes to go on random adventures and book spontaneous flights. If she's not hunting for the next seat sale, Mikka likes to read, write in her blog, cuddle with her dog Rocket, and make sandcastles on the beach. See More.

  • kalbo

    where can i buy that japanese curry? many thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/murasakimeg Midge K. Manlapig

      Most supermarkets stock it; ask for the Japanese/Korean foods aisle.

  • http://twitter.com/murasakimeg Midge K. Manlapig

    The only way this could be more perfect is to slop this curry over toasted Monroe bread (think croissant in loaf form) from the Japanese bakery JiPan!

  • Amor

    More easy recipes like this please!

  • cel

    Love the S&B curry, especially the spicier variant. I’d always make a big batch and eat it for daysssss.

  • Mr.Q

    Where could i get my self some of those s&b? savemore? rustans?