Inspired by the classic, these sloppy joe burgers are stuffed with cheese and packed with flavor.
Sloppy Joe Burgers
- 1lb ground beef
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1 packet sloppy joe seasoning
- 1 block cheddar cheese, sliced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Poblano Pepper- optional
In a large mixing bowl- combine ground beef, onion, HALF the packet of seasoning and HALF tomato paste. Mix well. Separate the ground beef into 4 equal parts. This recipe makes big whopping 1/2lb burgers!
Separate each ¼ piece into 2 pieces.
Place one piece into the bottom of any burger press or just use your hands, the press we used from CHEF REMI was less than desirable. It didn’t work well and we had to reshape our patties by hand. I feel like the grooves in theirs are too deep, it just sticks.
Add slices of cheddar. Top with the second half of the burger meat and press again. This will encompass the cheese with burger and transform it into a patty.
Continue until all patties are made.
In a small sauce pan combine remaining seasoning packet, tomato paste and ¼ cup water. Mix well. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer to create sauce.
Heat grill to at least 500 degrees. Drizzle patties with Olive oil. Cook 3 minutes each side.
Brush burgers with sauce and continue to cook until desired temperature is reached.
Serve burgers on butter toasted buns with grilled poblano (optional) and more sauce (use as ketchup) ! Feel free to top with more cheese if desired. We did!