Culinary Collection

Candied Bacon and Smoked Gouda Burger

with fries

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, 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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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • Info
    2 Pretzel Buns
  • Info
    2 oz. Smoked Gouda Slices
  • 2 oz. Roasted Red Tomatoes
  • 1 oz. Crumbled Bacon
  • 0.46 oz. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 0.14 oz. Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
Contains: Sulfites
Food intolerance information

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 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
  1. 1

    Bake the Fries

    Cut potatoes into 1/4" fries. Pat dry.

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

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

    While fries bake, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop tomatoes.

    Mince garlic.

    Combine tomatoes, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Make the Candied Bacon

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

    Stir in red pepper flakes (to taste). Remove from burner and transfer bacon to a plate.

  4. 4

    Toast Buns and Cook Burgers

    In another mixing bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Form into two equally-sized patties.

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

    Remove buns from pan. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

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

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

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing burger on bottom bun and topping with tomatoes and candied bacon. Bon appétit!

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