Caprese Burger

with Italian-seasoned potatoes

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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Have you ever eaten a salad and thought, “I want these flavors, but in burger form?” Or, just, “I'd rather have a burger than this stinkin' salad I'm only eating to be healthy?” Well, we're not forcing lettuce or kale down your gullet with this one. Instead, the flavors of a classic caprese salad make this burger sing: rich mozzarella, basil in the form of pesto, and juicy tomato (along with caramelized red onion, just because we love the taste). You can eat healthy the other six nights this week; indulge yourself with this one tonight. Tip: To make potatoes easier to work with, and safer to cut, cut a thin slice off one side, making a flat surface on the potato. Set that surface on the counter, and get to slicing!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Beefsteak Tomato
  • Info
    1 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
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    0.84 oz. Mayonnaise
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
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    2 Potato Buns
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    1½ oz. Sliced Mozzarella

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

  • 1

    Roast Potatoes and Prepare Ingredients

    Quarter potato lengthwise. Cut into ½" pieces. Place potato on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, Italian seasoning, ½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning onto potatoes. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until lightly browned and fork-tender, 28-30 minutes. While potatoes roast, halve and peel onion. Cut halves into ¼" slices. Core tomato and cut into ¼" rounds.

  • 2

    Make Pesto-Mayo and Form Patties

    Combine pesto and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Form ground beef into two 4"-diameter patties. Season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt.

  • 3

    Caramelize Onion and Toast Buns

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add onion to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned, 10-13 minutes. If pan becomes dry, add water, 1 Tbsp. at a time. Transfer onions to a plate and season with a pinch of salt. Wipe pan clean and reserve. While onion cooks, halve buns, if necessary. Place buns, cut side down, directly on oven rack and toast until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.

  • 4

    Cook the Burgers

    Return pan used to cook onion to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add patties to hot pan and cook until burgers reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side. Remove from burner. Place cheese on burgers and rest burgers until cheese melts.

  • 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, smearing pesto-mayo on bottom bun and topping with onions, burger, tomato, and top bun. Bon appétit!

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