Not-So-Sloppy Joe Burgers

Not-So-Sloppy Joe Burgers

Serves 2-4


1 lb. Kowalski's Organic 100% Grass-Fed 85% Lean Ground Beef
1 cup french-fried onions (such as Lars' Organic Gluten-Free French Fried Onions)
5 tbsp. Kowalski's Organic Kansas City Classic BBQ Sauce
3 tbsp. yellow mustard
2 oz. jarred sliced sweet pimentos, well drained
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp. Kowalski's Signature Northwoods Grill Seasoning (from the Meat Department)
1 tsp. chili powder
1 egg white
- kosher salt and freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns, to taste
4 thin slices Colby Jack or Cheddar cheese
4 Kowalski's Butter Burger Buns (from the Bakery Department), split and toasted
- toppings, to taste: butter lettuce, tomato, pickles and french-fried onions
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, gently combine first 9 ingredients (through egg whites), being careful not to overmix; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Divide mixture evenly into 4 portions; cover and let rest for at least 30 min.
  3. Preheat a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat.
  4. Working one at a time, shape portions into ½-¾" thick patties; using your thumbs, make an indentation in the middle of each patty.
  5. Sauté burgers in preheated skillet until cooked through, turning once (approx. 4-5 min. per side).
  6. Top each burger with a slice of cheese; serve burgers on buns with sauce and desired toppings.

Tasty Tips:

  • Switch out grass-fed beef with bison for a jazzed-up bison burger.
  • French-fried onions can easily be switched out with regular or gluten-free panko breadcrumbs.