olive oil, onion, ground turkey, celery salt, onion powder, egg, mustard, burger buns, Swiss cheese, tomato, green chili
Sandwiches and Burgers
Sloppers actually originated in Pueblo, Colorado, a city not too far south of Denver. This kind of burger is a Denver favorite. It’s messy—or sloppy, thereby earning its name—but it’s delicious.
Featuring green chili, which is a staple dish found in the Denver area, you’ll need to break out extra napkins before chowing down. Enjoy our homage to the Denver Broncos!
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ cup onions, sliced
1 pound white ground turkey
½ teaspoon celery salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon old-fashioned mustard
2 burger buns
6 slices Swiss cheese
2 slices tomato
4 tablespoons green chili (or more, depending on how sloppy you want it)
In a skillet, sauté your onions in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat until your onions caramelize, about 5–7 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
Warm your green chili in a small pot and keep hot, without reducing, as you prepare the rest of the burger.
In a large mixing bowl, season your turkey with celery salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Then, add in 1 egg and the old-fashioned mustard. Mix well and form two patties.
Add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet you cooked your onions in.
Heat the skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
Add your patties into skillet and let cook for 5 minutes on each side. (Only flip your patties once or they might lose their shape).
Check your burgers for doneness by taking their temperature. You want the inside of the burger at 165 degrees F.
While your burgers are cooking, toast your buns with 2 slices of cheese on each bottom bun.
Top the cheese-covered bottom bun with the turkey burger, tomato, and onions.
Add the top buns and cover with another slice of Swiss cheese per burger.
To serve, place both Swiss cheese-topped burgers in bowls and pour generous helpings of green chili over them. This should melt the cheese on top and make for a messy, gooey, and delicious burger. Enjoy!