Culinary Collection

Chili Cheese Juicy Lucy Burger

with Southwest-style fries

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 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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The mad culinary scientist rubs his or her hands, and cackles with glee as they go over to their beakers and burners. They conjure up a juicy burger, and they concoct a bowl of steaming chili. Cross the streams, flip the switches, and KABOOM! We have a chili burger, the combination of two delicious foods into one. You now have a great answer when asked, "What's science ever done for you?"

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
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    2 Brioche Buns
  • 4 oz. Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes in Juice
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
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    1½ oz. Sliced Cheddar Cheese
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    1 oz. Crispy Jalapeños
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    1 oz. Chipotle Crema
  • 2 tsp. Chile and Cumin Rub
  • 2 tsp. Fajita Seasoning
Contains: Artificial Colors
Food intolerance information

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 Small Pot
  • 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 beef, follow same instructions as 10 oz. ground beef, forming eight (then four) patties.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 3 and 4, cooking until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-6 minutes per side.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 3 and 4, cooking until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Bake the Fries

    Cut potatoes into 1/2" fries and pat dry.

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

    Spread into a single layer and bake in hot oven until tender and browned, 25-30 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

    Carefully, toss baked fries with fajita seasoning. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil.

    While fries bake, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Chili

    Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into 1/2" dice. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.

    Place a small pot over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add poblano to hot pot and stir occasionally until beginning to soften, 3-4 minutes.

    Add tomatoes, 1/2 cup water, and chile and cumin rub. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir occasionally until thickened and liquid has mostly evaporated, 10-15 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Cover and set aside.

    While chili cooks, make burgers.

  3. 3

    Form the Burgers

    Quarter cheese slices.

    Combine ground beef and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Form into four equally-sized patties.

    Divide cheese between two patties. Place remaining patties on cheese-topped patties and seal edges by pinching lightly. A tight seal helps cheese stay in patties while cooking.

    Season patties with a pinch of pepper.

  4. 4

    Cook the Burgers

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add burgers to hot pan and cook until browned and burgers reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side, covering pan once burgers are flipped.

    Cheese may leak from burgers. Don't worry, they're still delicious!

    Remove burgers to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  5. 5

    Toast Buns and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook burgers to medium-high heat. Place buns, cut-side down, in hot, dry pan. Toast until golden-brown, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping bottom buns with chipotle crema (to taste), burger, chili, crispy jalapeños (to taste), and top buns. Bon appétit!

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