Blackened Cajun Burger with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Spicy Ketchup
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Blackened Cajun Burger

with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Spicy Ketchup

45 MIN
+$1.99/serving 4 Servings
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  • with Prime Ground Beef
    includes 24 oz No Added Hormones, Antibiotic-Free, USDA Prime Ground Beef View recipe
  • with Black Bean Patties from Actual Veggies®
    includes 4 Black Bean & Red Pepper Patties
  • with Black Bean Patties from Actual Veggies®

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    WHY WE LOVE THIS DISH
    Our prime beef patties get deliciously bold flavor from a blend of zesty spices—like paprika, ground mustard, and cayenne pepper—commonly used in Cajun cuisine. We're covering them with melty cheddar, then layering them between toasted challah buns alongside mustard relish and sweet caramelized onions.
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    Blackened Cajun Burger with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Spicy Ketchup
    Title
    • 4 Black Bean & Red Pepper Patties
    • 4 Challah Buns
    • 1½ lbs Sweet Potatoes
    • 1 Tbsp Cajun Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Ground Yellow Mustard, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Whole Dried Oregano, Whole Dried Thyme & Cayenne Pepper)
    • 2 Red Onions
    • 2 Tbsps Hot Sauce
    • 1 bunch Parsley
    • 4 oz White Cheddar Cheese
    • 3 Tbsps Ketchup
    • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
    • ¼ cup Sweet Pickle Relish
    • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
    • 4 tsps Honey
    • ¼ cup Dijonnaise
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    tips & techniques
    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onions. Thinly slice the cheese. Halve the buns. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems. In a bowl, combine the pickle relish and dijonnaise. In a separate bowl, combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, and as much of the hot sauce as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

    Roast the sweet potatoes
    2 Roast the sweet potatoes

    Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the sweet potato wedges on the foil; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 28 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.  

    Caramelize the onions
    3 Caramelize the onions

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Add the honey and vinegar (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.  

    Cook the patties
    4 Cook the patties

    Evenly sprinkle both sides of the patties with the spice blend. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned patties. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until browned. Flip the patties and evenly top with the sliced cheese. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the patties are heated through. Transfer to a work surface.  

    Toast the buns & serve your dish
    5 Toast the buns & serve your dish

    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. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, mustard relish, cooked patties, and caramelized onions. Serve the burgers with the roasted sweet potatoes and spicy ketchup on the side. Garnish the sweet potatoes with the chopped parsley. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onions. Thinly slice the cheese. Halve the buns. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems. In a bowl, combine the pickle relish and dijonnaise. In a separate bowl, combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, and as much of the hot sauce as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

    2 Roast the sweet potatoes

    Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the sweet potato wedges on the foil; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 28 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.  

    Roast the sweet potatoes
    Caramelize the onions
    3 Caramelize the onions

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Add the honey and vinegar (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.  

    4 Cook the patties

    Evenly sprinkle both sides of the patties with the spice blend. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned patties. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until browned. Flip the patties and evenly top with the sliced cheese. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the patties are heated through. Transfer to a work surface.  

    Cook the patties
    Toast the buns & serve your dish
    5 Toast the buns & serve your dish

    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. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, mustard relish, cooked patties, and caramelized onions. Serve the burgers with the roasted sweet potatoes and spicy ketchup on the side. Garnish the sweet potatoes with the chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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