Gimbels' Santa Cheeseburgers
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Gimbels' Santa Cheeseburgers

Gimbels' Santa Cheeseburgers

with Caramelized Onion, Garlic Mayo and Cheesy Potato Snowballs

Unlike the mall Santa at Gimbels, this classic combo of beef and cheese is the real deal. Enjoy juicy cheeseburgers on pillowy potato buns with garlic mayo and topped with balsamic caramelized onion. On the side are cheesy mashed potatoes you’ll roll into “snowballs,” coat in toasted panko breadcrumbs, then stack into potato snow-people. Who says you can’t play with your food? Not us!

Family Friendly

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

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking Time


serving amount

250 g

Ground Beef

2 piece

Brioche Bun

(Contains Egg, Wheat)

230 g

Russet Potato

½ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

2 tbsp


(Contains Egg, Mustard)

1 tbsp

Balsamic Vinegar

(Contains Sulphites)

3 tbsp

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

2 tbsp


1 piece


1 piece

Red Onion

½ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded

(Contains Milk)

1 piece

Garlic, cloves

Not included in your delivery

1.33 tbsp


2 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

(Contains Milk)

1 tsp



Nutrition Values

Calories1160 kcal
Fat66 g
Saturated Fat26 g
Carbohydrate96 g
Sugar23 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein51 g
Cholesterol160 mg
Sodium1530 mg
Trans Fat2 g
Potassium1400 mg
Calcium350 mg
Iron6.5 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.


Large Pot
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Large Non-Stick Pan
Paper Towel
Small Bowl
Aluminum Foil
Medium Bowl


Boil potatoes

Before starting, wash and dry all produce.Garlic Guide for Step 2: 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) mild, 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) medium and 1 tsp (2 tsp) extra! Peel, then cut potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces. Add potatoes, 2 tsp salt and enough water to cover (by approx. 1 inch) to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered until fork-tender, 10-12 min. When potatoes are fork-tender, reserve 1/2 cup (1 cup) potato cooking water, then drain and return potatoes to the same pot, off heat.

Finish prep and toast panko

Meanwhile, halve, peel, then thinly slice onion.Peel, then mince or grate garlic. In a small bowl, combine mayo and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) garlic. (NOTE: Reference garlic guide.) Season with salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 2 tsp oil, then panko. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown, 1-2 min. Transfer panko to a small bowl, then season with salt and pepper. Carefully wipe the pan clean with paper towels.

Caramelize onions

Heat the same large non-stick pan over medium. When hot, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) oil, then onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 3-4 min. Add 1 tsp (2 tsp) sugar, then season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are dark golden-brown, 3-4 min. Remove the pan from heat, then stir in 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) vinegar. Transfer onions to a small bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Set aside.Carefully wipe the pan clean with paper towels.

Mash potatoes and form patties

Return potatoes to the pot. Add sour cream and 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) butter, then mash until smooth and creamy, adding splashes of reserved potato cooking liquid, as needed. Stir in half the Monterey Jack. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.Add beef and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) salt to a medium bowl. Season with pepper, then combine. Form mixture into two 4-inch-wide patties (4 patties for 4 ppl). (TIP: If you prefer a more tender patty, add an egg to the mixture!)

Cook patties and make snowballs

Reheat the same pan (from step 3) over medium-high. When hot, add patties to the dry pan. Pan-fry until cooked through, 4-5 min per side.** Sprinkle burgers with remaining Monterey Jack Cheese, then cover to melt, 1-2 min. Transfer burgers to a plate and cover to keep warm. (NOTE: Don't overcrowd the pan; cook the patties in 2 batches if needed!)Measure out two tbsp-size portions, two ¼-cup portions and two ⅓-cup portions (4 portions of each for 4 ppl) of mashed potato mixture.

Finish and serve

Roll mashed potatoes into balls using palms of your hands, then roll in panko to coat. (TIP: The potato mixture will still be warm, so wear food-safe gloves for less mess!) (NOTE: We sent a carrot for decorating—peel and cut it into different shapes to use as eyes, arms, and buttons, and transform your snowballs into snow-people!)Halve and toast buns until golden.Spread cut sides of buns with ketchup and garlic mayo. Add caramelized onions to bottom buns, then top with patties. Close with top buns.Divide burgers and potato snowballs between plates.Stack snowballs to create snow-people.