Melty Monterey Jack Burgers

Photo courtesy: Hello Fresh

with Red Onion Jam and Zucchini Fries


By Hello Fresh

Cooking Time: 35 mins

Servings: 4

Nutrition: 860 Calories



  • Garlic- 2 cloves
  • Red Onion- 1
  • Zucchini- 2
  • Mayonnaise- 3 tbsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar- 4 tbsp
  • Panko Breadcrumbs- 1/2 cup
  • Dried Oregano- 2 tsp
  • Ground Beef- 16 oz.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese- 1 cup
  • Potato Buns- 4
  • Ketchup- 4 tbsp


1 PREP Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mince or grate garlic until you have ¼ tsp (you may have a clove left over). Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Cut zucchini into 3-inch-long pieces, then halve each piece lengthwise. Cut each into thin wedges.

2 MAKE AIOLI In a small bowl, mix together 1½ TBSP mayonnaise (we sent more) and as much of the garlic as you like. Season with salt and pepper.

3 MAKE ONION JAM Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until caramelized, 8-10 minutes, tossing occasionally. Stir in balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp sugar. Continue cooking until syrupy, 1-2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside in another small bowl.

4 MAKE ZUCCHINI FRIES While onions are cooking, toss together zucchini and ½ TBSP aioli in a medium bowl until wedges are evenly coated. Add panko, oregano, and a large pinch of salt and pepper and toss so that crumbs stick to zucchini. Spread on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in oven until panko is golden-brown, about 15 minutes, tossing halfway through. TIP: It’s OK if not all the breadcrumbs stick.

5 COOK BURGERS Wash out pan you cooked onions in. Heat a drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Shape beef into two 4-inch-wide patties. Season all over with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook until burgers almost reach desired doneness, 3-5 minutes per side. Top each

with Monterey Jack cheese. Cover pan until cheese melts, about 1 minute.

6 FINISH AND SERVE While burgers cook, split buns in half and place on another baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden, about 3 minutes. Spread split sides of buns with ketchup and remaining aioli. Top each with a burger and as much onion jam as you like. Serve with zucchini fries on the side.