Recipe For Sloppy Joe Burger Serves 5

NEW YORK (WLNY) — Chef Brett Reichler of Bill’s Bar & Burger stopped by The Couch to show us his take on a Sloppy Joe with his Sloppy Joe Burger.

The new Bill’s Bar & Burger just opened in the Marriott Downtown and is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sloppy Joe Burger

3 pounds ground turkey
¼ cup oil
2 tbsp. flour
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp. tomato paste
¼ cup tomato, chopped
1 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. parsley, chopped
1 cup chicken stock


To make the chili, first heat a sauce pan over medium heat. Add two tablespoons of oil and allow it to quickly heat through. Add 1.5 pounds of ground turkey to the pan. With a wooden spoon, break the meat up and cook it until golden brown.

Add another tablespoon of oil and onions and cook until lightly brown. Stir in garlic, tomato, tomato paste, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, and parsley and cook for one to two minutes. Stir in flour and cook for another minute. Add in chicken stock and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the chili to cool.

In the meantime, assemble turkey patties with remaining turkey meat. Separate turkey into 10 equal balls. Press each ball flat. Spoon two tablespoons of cooled chili mixture onto five of the patties. Cover each chili topped patty with a second patty and press together to make 5 chili infused turkey burgers.

Heat a non-stick skillet or grill. Add remaining oil if needed to prevent sticking. Once cooking surface is hot, sear turkey patties on each side. Cook the patties for two minutes per side.

To assemble the sloppy joe, re-heat the cooled chili. Serve each turkey burger on a toasted seeded bun and top with a heaping spoonful of chili.

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