Wild Boar Sloppy Joes

If you are looking for a quick and easy wild boar recipe then this wild boar sloppy joe recipe is for you.

When I made this recipe, it was a last-minute detour as I initially planned to make wild boar bolognese, but ran short on time.

So I was thinking what else I could make with the ground wild hog, and sloppy joes dawned on me. 3 hours vs 30 minutes, sloppy joes were a win.

Wild Boar Sloppy Joe Ingredients

Wild Boar Sloppy Joes

Because I was short on time I made this dish similar to my venison sloppy joes with a few changes to suit the taste of wild boar.

The main ingredients of this recipe are wild boar and tomato-based ingredients.

These two things alone set a great base.

I also use molasses that I find works extremely well with wild boar after trying it in my wild boar chili, I knew it would work here.

I also added some pork belly to this recipe because the texture of the wild boar can be a little on the dry side. 

With the pork and boar ground together you get a much nicer bite.

The other ingredients layer the flavors so it won’t be too sweet.

The full list of ingredients:

  • Wild hog meat
  • Pork belly
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Molasses
  • Dijon mustard
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Green bell pepper
  • Buns for serving
  • Cheese for serving

I should note that I also have sugar in this recipe but rarely have to use it.

Not all tinned tomatoes are the same, some tins can be incredibly sweet whereas others are not.

If you find your tomatoes are not very sweet you can add a little brown sugar towards the end of the cooking. Taste the sloppy joe and adjust as needed.

Cooking Wild Boar Sloppy Joe

Wild Boar Sloppy Joes

Wild boar sloppy joes are one of the easiest ground wild boar dishes to make.

Once the meat is browned all the ingredients can go in the pot, and after 30 minutes it’s ready.

Step by step:

  1. Add onions and garlic, and cook until translucent
  2. Add wild boar meat and brown
  3. Add all other ingredients, stir, and simmer
  4. Taste and add sugar if necessary
  5. Serve

Another great thing about sloppy joes is they can also be cooked in a slow cooker.

The process is still the same though. You would first need to fry the garlic and onions and brown the wild boar meat.

Once the meat is browned you can add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker, and cook for 2 hours.

Serving Wild Boar Sloppy Joes

Wild Boar Sloppy Joes

Once the sloppy joe is made you can get creative with serving.

The first port of call is what cheese to pair with sloppy joes.

I’ve tried numerous and I find that stronger-flavored cheeses like cheddar and provolone and a nice flavor.

On the other hand, cheeses like mozzarella and burrata don’t add much flavor but they make the dish much creamier.

Sloppy joes are typically served on burger buns or soft rolls.

I like to serve them on toasted burger buns, this helps keep the bun together and adds flavor and texture.

It’s rare that you would be able to eat a wild boar sloppy joe without spilling any, for this reason, I recommend a side of potato chips to scoop up the droppings

Wild Boar Sloppy Joes

Wild Boar Sloppy Joe

This wild boar sloppy joe recipe accentuates the natural sweetness of wild boar and is a breeze to make. In 30 minutes you could be enjoying a wholly natural yet flavorful meal
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Wild Game
Keyword: wild boar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Rusty


  • 1 lb wild boar ground
  • 1/4 lb pork belly ground with boar
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar optional (see note 1)
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1.5 cups tinned tomatoes crushed
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • cheese for serving
  • buns for serving
  • 2 tbsp high-temperature oil avocado, grape seed, etc


  • Add the oil to a large pot and set over medium heat. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until translucent
  • Turn the heat up to high and add in the wild boar meat, cook until browned all over, stirring and breaking with a spoon continuously
  • Add in all other ingredients except sugar and reduce the temperature to low
  • Allow to cook uncovered for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Test and add sugar if necessary
  • Toast buns and ladle on the wild hog sloppy joe, top with cheese and serve


  1. Some tinned tomatoes are sweeter than others. If your tomatoes are not very sweet you can add in sugar, although this is rarely the case when using molasses. If possible try to use San Marzano tomatoes

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