Bacon & Cheddar Cheeseburgers with Nectarine, Tomato & Romaine Salad

Bacon & Cheddar Cheeseburgers

with Nectarine, Tomato & Romaine Salad

45 MIN
+$6.99/serving 4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

WHY WE LOVE THIS DISH
Bring the heat to your summer cookout with these juicy prime beef burgers, layered with crispy bacon and tender bites of sweet red onion—first charred in the pan, then glazed with a dynamic mix of maple syrup and Calabrian chile paste (a beloved spicy Italian condiment). It's all tempered by a refreshing nectarine and romaine side salad.
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ingredients
Bacon & Cheddar Cheeseburgers with Nectarine, Tomato & Romaine Salad
Title
  • 24 oz Usda Prime Ground Beef
  • 8 oz Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon
  • ¼ cup Dijonnaise
  • 4 oz White Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Romaine Lettuce Hearts
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
  • ½ lb Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsps Maple Syrup
  • 4 Challah Buns
  • 1 Tbsp Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Everything Bagel Seasoning (Poppy Seeds, White Sesame Seeds, Black Sesame Seeds, Dried Minced Garlic, Dried Minced Onion & Coarse Salt)
  • ¼ cup Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 Nectarine
time-saving
tips & techniques
Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 400°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the onion and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds, keeping the layers intact. Thinly slice the cheddar. Roughly chop the lettuce. Halve the tomatoes. Place in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Halve, pit, and thinly slice the nectarine. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, parmesan, a drizzle of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you'd like.

Cook the bacon
2 Cook the bacon

Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the bacon on the foil; arrange in an even layer. Roast 12 to 14 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Form the patties
3 Form the patties

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the beef, worcestershire sauce, and weeknight hero spice blend. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer to a plate.

Cook the patties & onion
4 Cook the patties & onion

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties and 4 onion rounds (you may have extra) in an even layer. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip the patties and onion rounds (carefully, as the oil may splatter) and evenly top the patties with the sliced cheddar. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the onion rounds are softened and the patties are browned and cooked through.* Transfer the cooked patties to a work surface. Transfer the cooked onion rounds to a bowl; add the maple syrup and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Carefully stir to coat. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Wipe out the pan. 

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 160°F for beef.

Toast the buns
5 Toast the buns

Halve the buns. Working in batches, add the halved buns, cut side down, to the same pan. Toast on medium- high 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface.

Make the salad & serve your dish
6 Make the salad & serve your dish

In a bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, seasoned tomatoes, sliced nectarine, and creamy garlic dressing. Toss to coat. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, dijonnaise, cooked patties, cooked bacon, and as much of the glazed onion as you'd like. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Garnish the salad with the everything bagel seasoning. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 400°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the onion and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds, keeping the layers intact. Thinly slice the cheddar. Roughly chop the lettuce. Halve the tomatoes. Place in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Halve, pit, and thinly slice the nectarine. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, parmesan, a drizzle of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you'd like.

2 Cook the bacon

Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the bacon on the foil; arrange in an even layer. Roast 12 to 14 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Cook the bacon
Form the patties
3 Form the patties

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the beef, worcestershire sauce, and weeknight hero spice blend. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer to a plate.

4 Cook the patties & onion

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties and 4 onion rounds (you may have extra) in an even layer. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip the patties and onion rounds (carefully, as the oil may splatter) and evenly top the patties with the sliced cheddar. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the onion rounds are softened and the patties are browned and cooked through.* Transfer the cooked patties to a work surface. Transfer the cooked onion rounds to a bowl; add the maple syrup and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Carefully stir to coat. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Wipe out the pan. 

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 160°F for beef.

Cook the patties & onion
Toast the buns
5 Toast the buns

Halve the buns. Working in batches, add the halved buns, cut side down, to the same pan. Toast on medium- high 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface.

6 Make the salad & serve your dish

In a bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, seasoned tomatoes, sliced nectarine, and creamy garlic dressing. Toss to coat. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, dijonnaise, cooked patties, cooked bacon, and as much of the glazed onion as you'd like. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Garnish the salad with the everything bagel seasoning. Enjoy!

Make the salad & serve your dish
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