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Candied Bacon and Smoked Gouda Burger

with fries

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not 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!
A note about serious food allergies

"My that Gouda is good!" is something a dad-pun making dad might say when eating this delicious and meaty burger. And not just the Gouda; the sweet candied bacon also gives the burger a crunchy flavor bomb. Classic fries round out a meal that surpasses all the dad jokes, Gouda and bad.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
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    2 Potato Rolls
  • 2 oz. Roasted Red Tomatoes
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    2 Smoked Gouda Slices
  • 1 oz. Crumbled Bacon
  • 0.46 oz. Brown Sugar
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    0.42 oz. Mayonnaise

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.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Non-Stick Pan
  • 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 beef, follow same instructions as 10 oz. ground beef, forming four equally-sized patties and stacking two.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as ground beef in Step 3, cooking until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground beef in Step 3, cooking until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Roast the Fries

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

    Place fries on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into fries.

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

    While fries roast, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Tomatoes

    Coarsely chop tomatoes.

  3. 3

    Toast Rolls and Cook Burgers

    Form ground beef into two equally-sized patties. Season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add rolls to hot, dry pan, cut side down, and toast until lightly browned, 3-5 minutes.

    Remove rolls from pan and transfer to a plate. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

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

    Remove from burner. Top patties with cheese. Cover and let melt, 1-2 minutes.

    While patties cook, continue recipe.

  4. 4

    Make the Candied Bacon

    Place a small non-stick pan over medium heat.

    Add bacon to hot, dry pan. Stir often until browned, 2-3 minutes.

    Add brown sugar and 2 tsp. water. Stir often until water is almost entirely evaporated, 2-3 minutes.

    Hot bacon alert! Keep an eye on pan as bacon may burn easily.

    Remove from burner and transfer bacon to a plate.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping bottom roll with mayonnaise, tomatoes, patty, candied bacon, and top roll. Bon appétit!

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