Oven-Baked Barbecue Cheeseburgers with Asparagus
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Oven-Baked Barbecue Cheeseburgers

with Asparagus

25 MIN
4 Servings
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Featuring pre-chopped ingredients and a recyclable baking tin, our Ready to Cook recipes make prep and cleaning a breeze. Just assemble, bake, and enjoy! For this take on the classic cheeseburger, you’ll top beef patties with melty cheddar and monterey jack, a swoosh of creamy mayo, tangy-sweet barbecue sauce, and pickle chips. A side of tender asparagus rounds out the dish.
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Oven-Baked Barbecue Cheeseburgers with Asparagus
Title
  • 18 oz Ground Beef
  • 4 oz Shredded Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese Blend
  • 1 Tbsp Southern Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Ground Yellow Mustard, Smoked Paprika & Cayenne Pepper)
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 6 oz Pickle Chips
  • ¾ lb Asparagus
  • 4 Burger Buns
  • 2 Single-Use Aluminum Trays
Form the patties & start the tray
1 Form the patties & start the tray

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the beef in a bowl; season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer to one tray; arrange in an even layer. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Roast the asparagus
2 Roast the asparagus

Meanwhile, wash and dry the asparagus. Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends. Transfer to the remaining tray; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Add the cheese
3 Add the cheese

Carefully flip the partially cooked patties; evenly top with the cheese. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the patties are cooked through.* Remove from the oven.

Warm the buns & serve your dish
4 Warm the buns & serve your dish

Meanwhile, if necessary, halve the buns. Wrap the buns in foil and place directly onto an oven rack; warm 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through. Assemble the burgers using the warmed buns, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, cooked patties, and pickles. Serve the burgers with the roasted asparagus. Enjoy!

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Form the patties & start the tray
1 Form the patties & start the tray

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the beef in a bowl; season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer to one tray; arrange in an even layer. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

2 Roast the asparagus

Meanwhile, wash and dry the asparagus. Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends. Transfer to the remaining tray; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Roast the asparagus
Add the cheese
3 Add the cheese

Carefully flip the partially cooked patties; evenly top with the cheese. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the patties are cooked through.* Remove from the oven.

4 Warm the buns & serve your dish

Meanwhile, if necessary, halve the buns. Wrap the buns in foil and place directly onto an oven rack; warm 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through. Assemble the burgers using the warmed buns, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, cooked patties, and pickles. Serve the burgers with the roasted asparagus. Enjoy!

Warm the buns & serve your dish
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