Goat Cheese and Pear Beef Burgers
with Bacon and Rosemary Wedges
Elevate burger night with a tasty caramelized pear and goat cheese burger. No need to make reservations when you can get a restaurant-worthy burger right at home!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
(Contains Soy, Wheat, Milk)
(Contains Egg, Mustard)
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch wedges. Add potatoes, rosemary and 1 tbsp oil to an unlined baking sheet. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, use 2 baking sheets, with 1 tbsp oil per sheet.) Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Roast in the middle of the oven, flipping halfway through, until tender and golden-brown, 25-28 min. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, roast in the middle and bottom of the oven, rotating sheets halfway through.)
Meanwhile, core, then thinly slice pear. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then pears. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 3-4 min. Add 1 tsp sugar (dbl for 4 ppl) and season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pears are dark golden-brown, 3-4 min. Transfer pears to a plate. Set aside.
Cut strips in half crosswise. Arrange bacon strips in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast bacon in the top of the oven until crispy and cooked through, 8-12 min.** Meanwhile, combine beef, panko, garlic puree, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper (dbl both for 4 ppl) in a medium bowl. (TIP: If you prefer a firmer patty, add an egg to the mixture!) Form beef mixture into two 5-inch-wide patties (4 patties for 4 ppl).
Carefully wipe the pan from step 2 clean. Heat over medium-high. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then patties. Pan-fry until cooked through, 4-5 min per side.**
Meanwhile, halve buns, then arrange on another unlined baking sheet, cut-side up. Sprinkle goat cheese over bottom buns. Toast in the top of the oven until cheese is melted and buns are golden, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on buns so they don't burn!)
Stir together mayo and Dijon in a small bowl. Spread Dijon mayo on top buns. Stack patties, bacon, caramelized pears and spinach on bottom buns. Close with top buns. Divide burgers and wedges between plates.