Meal Kit

Acapulco-Style Beef Burger

with fresh pico de gallo and cilantro-lime fries

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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Down Mexico way lies Acapulco, a sun-drenched town nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. A beach resort getaway is exactly what we had in mind when we came up with this burger. When you top this juicy burger with melty cheese, fresh pico de gallo, and zesty dressing, you'll see how easy and delicious summertime dinner can be. Tip: How to get hip to the sticks? Slice a small piece off your tater so you have something to stand it on. Then make 1/4" slices, moving front to back and down. Those slices will be easy to cut into 1/4" sticks.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • 1 Red Onion
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    2 Brioche Buns
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1 Lime
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    1½ fl. oz. Chipotle Ranch Dressing
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    1 oz. Shredded Oaxaca Cheese
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using 20 oz. ground pork or 20 oz. ground beef, follow same instructions as 10 oz. ground beef, forming four patties and stacking two to serve.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 2 and 4, cooking until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 2 and 4, cooking until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Bake the Fries

    Cut potatoes into 1/4" fries and pat dry.

    Place fries on prepared baking sheet and toss with 21/2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil, salt, and pepper into fries.

    Spread into a single layer. Bake in hot oven until lightly browned, 25-28 minutes, tossing fries halfway through.

    While fries bake, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Core tomato and cut into 1/2" dice.

    Zest lime, halve, and juice.

    Mince cilantro (no need to stem).

    Peel and halve onion. Cut one half into 1/2" dice. Remaining half is yours to use as you please.

    Form ground beef into two patties, about 5" in diameter. Season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  3. 3

    Make the Pico de Gallo

    In a mixing bowl, combine tomato, onion (to taste), 1 tsp. lime juice, half the cilantro (reserve remaining for fries), 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.

  4. 4

    Toast Buns and Cook Burgers

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat.

    Add buns, cut side down, to hot, dry pan. Cook until lightly toasted, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove buns from pan. Keep pan over medium heat.

    Add patties to hot pan. Cook until lightly charred and beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner. Top patties with cheese. Cover pan until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.

  5. 5

    Assemble Burgers and Finish Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, spreading dressing (to taste) on bottom bun and topping with burger, pico de gallo, and top bun. Garnish fries with lime zest (to taste) and remaining cilantro (to taste). Bon appétit!

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