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Smothered Pepper Jack Burgers

Smothered Pepper Jack Burgers

with Spicy Ketchup and BBQ Sweet Potato Fries

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This burger that stacks up against the best, literally: each bun holds a beef patty that’s been smothered in melted pepper jack cheese AND sautéed peppers and onions. Just in case that doesn’t make this burger a front-runner for first-place, let’s introduce the secret weapon: a special spicy ketchup with hot sauce that you can add to taste. If you aren’t blown away yet, you will be when you’re holding this bad boy in your hands.


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

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit

Sweet Potato

1 unit

Yellow Onion

1 unit

Long Green Pepper

1 tablespoon

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Seasoning

10 ounce

Ground Beef

½ cup

Pepper Jack Cheese


1 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

2 unit

Potato Buns

(ContainsMilk, Wheat, Eggs)

Not included in your delivery

5 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil



Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3891 kJ
Calories930 kcal
Fat45 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate88 g
Sugar23 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein40 g
Cholesterol125 mg
Sodium950 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.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Small Bowl
Baking Sheet
Large Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Adjust rack to top position, then preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Cut sweet potatoes into ½-inch-thick wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Core, deseed, and thinly slice green pepper. In a small bowl, combine ketchup and hot sauce (to taste).

Roast Sweet Potatoes
Roast Sweet Potatoes

Toss sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of oil, salt, pepper, and half the BBQ seasoning. Bake on top rack, flipping once, until browned and tender, 20-25 minutes.

Cook Onion and Pepper
Cook Onion and Pepper

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook, stirring, until browned and softened, 7-9 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat; remove from pan and set aside. Wipe out pan.

Stuff Patties
Stuff Patties

In a large bowl, combine beef, remaining BBQ seasoning, and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Divide mixture in half. Flatten each piece into a wide, roughly ½-inch-thick round. Set aside half the cheese. Divide remaining cheese between the center of each round. Fold edges of meat around cheese, shaping and sealing to create cheese-stuffed patties. Season all over with salt and pepper.

Cook Patties
Cook Patties

Heat a large drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Cook patties to desired doneness, 3-5 minutes per side. Carefully top each patty with a layer of onion and pepper (you may have extra), then top with remaining cheese. Cover pan until cheese melts, about 1 minute.

Toast Buns and Serve
Toast Buns and Serve

While burgers cook, halve buns and place on another baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Spread cut sides of buns with spicy ketchup. Top bun bottoms with smothered patties. Drizzle with any remaining hot sauce if desired. Serve with sweet potatoes (and any remaining onion and pepper) on the side.