Spicy Italian-Style Cheeseburger
with roasted potatoes
Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.
Cook Within: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Mild
Contains: Milk, Wheat
I’m loving this Italian-inspired burger with arrabbiata pesto, and I gotta say…the smoked provolone really drives it home.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 12 oz. Yukon Potatoes
- 10 oz. Ground Beef
- 4 oz. Marinara Sauce
- 1 Rosemary Sprig
- 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
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Nutrition (per serving) 4PXmyEqm
You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl
- 1 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
Prepare Ingredients and Form Patties
Quarter potatoes.Mince rosemary.In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, pesto (use less if spice-averse), and half the Italian seasoning (reserve remaining for sauce). Form into two equally-sized patties, about 5" in diameter, and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Press thumb into center of each patty to form slight indentation.
Roast the Potatoes
Place potatoes, rosemary, 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper on prepared baking sheet. Spread into a single layer.Roast in hot oven until golden-brown and fragrant, 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway through.While potatoes roast, continue recipe.
Toast Rolls and Heat Sauce
Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat.Add rolls, cut side-down, to hot, dry pan and cook until lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes.Remove from burner. Transfer rolls to a plate.Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.While rolls toast, in a microwave-safe bowl, combine marinara and remaining Italian seasoning. Microwave, 30 seconds.Carefully remove from microwave.
Cook the Burgers
Return pan used to toast rolls to medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.Add patties to hot pan. Cook until lightly charred and beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side.For the last 1-2 minutes of cooking, top each patty with 1 Tbsp. marinara sauce (reserve remaining for buns and dipping) and cheese. Cover with lid and cook until cheese has melted.Remove from burner.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping each bottom bun with 1 Tbsp. reserved marinara sauce (reserve remaining for dipping), patty, and top bun. Serve remaining 1/4 cup sauce on the side for dipping. Buon appetito!
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