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Pepper-Jack Burger with Jalapeño Jam

and oven fries

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Medium

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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This burger is miles beyond the pickle, tomato, lettuce and condiments classic you pick up at fast food joints. First, the pepper jack cheese brings a slight spice, a hint, to the proceedings. But then, a jam of jalapeño and vinegar perfectly balances the patty, with slight heat and slight sweet, and a whole lot of flavor. And what could go on the side but perfectly baked oven fries? This is classic, but beyond.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
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    2 Pretzel Buns
  • 1 oz. Hot Jalapeño Jelly
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    1 fl. oz. Garlic Aioli
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    2 Pepperjack Cheese Slices
  • 0.7 oz. Diced Jalapeño Pepper
  • ½ oz. Baby Arugula
  • ½ fl. oz. Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • ½ tsp. Cilantro Lime Pepper Salt

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
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Small Pot

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 burgers and stacking two to serve.

  • 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.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as ground beef in Step 3, cooking until heated through, 4-6 minutes per side.

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

  1. 1

    Bake the Fries

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

    Place fries on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.

    Spread into a single layer. Bake in hot oven until golden-brown, 25-30 minutes, carefully tossing once halfway through.

    While fries bake, make jam.

  2. 2

    Make the Jalapeño Jam

    Bring a small pot with jalapeño, vinegar, and hot jalapeño jelly to a simmer over medium heat. Once simmering, remove from burner.

    Transfer jalapeño jam to a mixing bowl. Let cool, at least 10 minutes.

    While jam cools, form and cook patties.

  3. 3

    Form and Cook the Patties

    In another mixing bowl, thoroughly combine ground beef and seasoning blend. Form mixture into two evenly-sized patties, about 1/2" thick.

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add patties to hot pan. Cook until lightly charred and beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side.

    Top with cheese. Cover, and remove from burner. Set aside covered until cheese melts, 30-60 seconds.

    Uncover, and remove patties to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Toast the Buns

    Return pan used to cook patties to medium-high heat.

    Add buns cut side down, to hot, dry pan. Toast until golden-brown, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, spreading garlic aioli on top bun, and topping bottom bun with burger, jalapeño jam (to taste), arugula, and top bun. Bon appétit!

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