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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?"
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.
You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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