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Banh Mi Sloppy Joe

This delicious vegan sandwich combines 2 crowd favorites... Banh Mi & Sloppy Joe's!  It's truly incredible & is such an easy way to have a delicious, unique meal.  

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author PLVNT by Chef Brianna Gallo


Pickled Daikon & Carrot

  • 10 ounces daikon radish (peeled) shaved with a vegetable peeler into ribbons
  • 7 ounces carrots (peeled) shaved with a vegetable peeler into ribbons
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar
  • 2 cups rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp salt

Sloppy Joe Mix

  • 1 package vegan ground beef I used The Abbot's Butcher
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • juice of one lime

Sriracha Scallion Aioli

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 2-4 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice


  • 4 buns of your choice
  • fresh cilantro
  • freshly sliced jalapeƱos not pickled ones
  • cucumber shaved with a vegetable peeler into ribbons


Pickled Daikon & Carrot

  1. Combine the water, sugar, vinegar, & salt in a saucepan and boil on medium heat until the sugar dissolves (3 to 4 minutes). Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool it down.

  2. Place the shaved ribbons of daikon and carrots into a pickling jar or tight glass container then pour over the brine. Close the lid. Gently move the jar around a little bit to make sure the brine is touching the all daikon and carrots.

  3. Leave the jar at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours, then move to the fridge. Chill the pickles for 30 mins to 1 hour before serving for optimal taste.

Sloppy Joe Mix

  1. Add your coconut oil to a skillet over medium heat.  Once warm, add in your vegan ground beef.  Once the beef gets browned slightly, add in your soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice, sriracha, and agave.  You shouldn't need any additional salt, because of the soy sauce.  Cook until its thickened up a bit, about 2 minutes.  

Sriracha Scallion Aioli

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.  Adjust the level of sriracha to your liking.  


  1. Take your bun halves, and cover each generously with your aioli.  Then add in a hefty amount of sloppy Joe mix,  a handful of your pickled daikon & carrots (shaken of any excess brine first), and then toppings of your choice!  I usually add fresh cucumber slices / ribbons, a lot of fresh cilantro, and fresh jalapeƱo slices.