Culinary Collection

Ultimate California-Style Burger

with tomato pesto aioli and truffle fries

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not 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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After you take a bite of this, you'll wish all burgers were California burgers. After all, East Coast burgers may be hip, and Midwest burgers may make you feel alright, but they don't have rich avocado sitting on top of the patty, and that patty on a creamy aioli of tart tomato. We've been all around this great big world, tasted all the burgers. Well you know the rest.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 0.14 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • Info
    1.26 oz. Mayonnaise
  • Info
    1 tsp. Black Garlic Seasoning
  • ½ oz. Baby Arugula
  • 1 Avocado
  • Info
    2 Brioche Buns
  • ¼ fl. oz. Truffle Oil

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.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    1096
  • Carbohydrates
    90g
  • Fat
    64g
  • Protein
    40g
  • Sodium
    1351mg

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

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 in Step 3, forming four patties, about 5” in diameter.

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

  1. 1

    Roast the Potatoes

    Cut potatoes into ¼"-thick fries and pat dry. Place fries on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, seasoning blend, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until lightly browned, 25-28 minutes, tossing fries halfway through. Carefully remove from oven. Toss roasted fries with truffle oil. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil. While potatoes roast, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Aioli

    Halve avocado and remove pit by carefully tapping pit with the blade of your knife so it sticks. Gently twist knife to release pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Cut into ¼" slices. Combine mayonnaise, pesto, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Make the Burgers

    Form ground beef into two patties, about 5" in diameter. Season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place a large non-stick pan over 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. Remove from burner. Transfer patties to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Toast the Buns

    Return pan used to cook burgers to low heat. Add buns, cut side down, to hot, dry pan. Toast buns until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, spreading aioli on bottom bun and topping with patty, avocado, arugula, and top bun. Bon appétit!

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