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Mozzarella-Stuffed Little Italy Burgers

Mozzarella-Stuffed Little Italy Burgers

with Griddled Tomato, Patate al Forno, and Arugula Salad

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Meet caprese salad—burger-fied! Yep, our chefs went and transformed everyone’s favorite Italian appetizer into a bodacious burger. And no, they didn’t just combine the two by stacking tomato, mozzarella, and basil on top of a plain ol’ patty...they took it to a whole new level. Think pesto-seasoned patties stuffed with melty mozz, then topped with lightly-charred tomato slices and a creamy pesto sauce. On the side, there’s a fresh arugula salad with tangy bites of balsamic-pickled shallot, plus crispy potato wedges (because it’s still a burger after all). Buon appetito!

Allergens:EggsMilkWheat

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

12 ounce

Yukon Gold Potatoes

1 unit

Shallot

1 unit

Roma Tomato

5 teaspoon

Balsamic Vinegar

2 tablespoon

Mayonnaise

(ContainsEggs)

2 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk)

4 tablespoon

Pesto

(ContainsMilk)

10 ounce

Ground Beef

½ cup

Mozzarella Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

2 unit

Brioche Buns

(ContainsEggs, Milk, Wheat)

2 ounce

Arugula

Not included in your delivery

7 teaspoon

Olive Oil

½ teaspoon

Sugar

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)5104 kJ
Calories1220 kcal
Fat82 g
Saturated Fat22 g
Carbohydrate76 g
Sugar18 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein42 g
Cholesterol170 mg
Sodium1210 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Plastic Wrap
Small Bowl
Baking Sheet
Medium Bowl
Large Pan
Whisk
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Prep
Prep
1

Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Cut potatoes into ½-inch-thick wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice shallot. Slice tomato into ½-inch-thick rounds.

Pickle Shallot
Pickle Shallot
2

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine half the vinegar, ½ tsp sugar (1 tsp for 4 servings), salt, and pepper. Stir in shallot, then cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove plastic wrap and set aside, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

ROAST POTATOES AND MAKE PESTO MAYO
ROAST POTATOES AND MAKE PESTO MAYO
3

Toss potatoes on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast on top rack until golden brown and tender, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and half the pesto. Season with salt and pepper.

Stuff Patties
Stuff Patties
4

In a medium bowl, combine beef and remaining pesto; season generously with salt and pepper. Form mixture into two ½-inch-thick patties (four patties for 4 servings). Divide mozzarella between centers of each patty. Fold edges of meat around cheese, shaping and sealing to create cheese-stuffed patties.

Griddle Tomatoes and Cook Patties
Griddle Tomatoes and Cook Patties
5

Season tomato slices all over with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add tomato slices and cook until lightly browned and slightly softened, 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add another drizzle of olive oil to same pan; add patties and cook to desired doneness, 3-5 minutes per side.

Finish and Serve
Finish and Serve
6

Halve and toast buns. In a second medium bowl, whisk together remaining vinegar, 1 TBSP olive oil (2 TBSP for 4 servings), salt, and pepper. Add arugula and some pickled shallot to bowl; toss to coat. Spread top buns with pesto mayo, then assemble burgers with patties, tomato slices, and as much remaining pickled shallot as you like. Serve with salad, potato wedges, and any remaining pesto mayo on the side.