Culinary Collection

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Steak Sandwich

with potato wedges and chipotle pepper jam

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Spicy

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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We need not say more than “bacon and steak on a sandwich” and many of you would be lining up, money in hand. But we have an extra card up our sleeve, an extra ace in the hole, an extra bird in the hand, worth more than two in the bush… (we may have gone one idiom too far). This sandwich's bacon is folded into a cheese sauce with feisty jalapeño, plus a jelly of jalapeño and smoky chipotle. There's all this flavor, all this heat, two kinds of meat… almost sold. Last question: is this difficult to make? Piece of cake. (Ok, one more idiom.)

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Yukon Potatoes
  • 10 oz. USDA Choice Sliced Flank Steak
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    2 Brioche Buns
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 oz. Hot Jalapeño Jelly
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 oz. Crumbled Bacon
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    1 oz. Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 oz. Baby Arugula
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    2 tsp. Chipotle Pesto

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 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl

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 chicken breasts, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as steak strips in Step 3, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Bake the Potatoes

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

    Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.

    Spread into a single layer. Bake in hot oven until golden brown, 30-35 minutes, tossing once halfway through.

    While potatoes cook, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Cheese Sauce

    Stem jalapeño, halve, seed, remove ribs, and mince. Wash hands and cutting board after working with jalapeño.

    Place a small pot over medium heat and add 1/2 tsp. olive oil. Add bacon and jalapeño to hot pot. Stir occasionally until jalapeño softens, 1-2 minutes.

    Add softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup water, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, whisk or stir vigorously until slightly thickened and cream cheese melts, 30-60 seconds.

    Remove from burner. Stir in shredded cheese until smooth.

  3. 3

    Cook the Flank Steak

    Separate flank steak into a single layer and pat dry. Coarsely chop, if desired.

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

    Add 1 tsp. olive oil, flank steak, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Rest, 3 minutes.

    While flank steak cooks, toast buns.

  4. 4

    Toast Buns and Make Jam

    Place buns directly on oven rack in hot oven, cut side up. Toast until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.

    While buns toast, combine jalapeño jelly and pesto in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until warm, 30-45 seconds.

    Carefully remove jam from microwave. Stir to combine. Carefully remove buns from oven.

  5. 5

    Assemble Sandwich and Finish Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping bottom bun with flank steak, cheese sauce, arugula, jam (to taste), and top bun. Bon appétit!

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