Gimbels' Santa Cheeseburgers
with Caramelized Onions, 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!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
(Contains Egg, Wheat)
(Contains Egg, Mustard)
Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
Not included in your delivery
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.
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.
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.
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 mixture!)
Reheat the same pan over medium-high. When hot, add patties to the dry pan. Pan-fry until cooked through, 4-5 min per side.** Sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack cheese, then cover to melt, 1-2 min. Transfer patties to a plate and cover to keep warm. (NOTE: Don't overcrowd the pan; cook 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.
Roll mashed potatoes into balls using the palms of your hands, then roll in panko to coat. (TIP: Mashed potatoes will still be warm, so wear food-safe gloves for less mess!) (NOTE: We sent a carrot for decorating—peel and cut into different shapes to use as eyes, arms, and buttons to transform your snowballs into snow-people!)Halve and toast buns until golden.Spread cut sides of buns with ketchup and garlic mayo. Add patties to bottom buns, then top with caramelized onions. Close with top buns.Divide burgers and potato snowballs between plates.Stack snowballs to create snow-people.