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The Homemade Drive-Thru Burger

By James Griesser – Lead Recipe Developer – HelloFresh Canada, 01/04/21, 4:15PM EST


Get the same taste in your own kitchen

As we spend our time at home chances are those last-minute, quick trips to the drive-thru aren't a part of our everyday lives at the moment. However, you can still get that same great taste right from your own kitchen.

HelloFresh brings healthy, easy-to-make meals to the kitchens of busy hockey families that come with step-by-step instructions. Knowing what you'll be making and how long it will take is information valuable to anybody as busy as a hockey parent by creating stress-free dinners for the week.

This dish will become a favourite and is easy for the kids to help out with the meal prep. With under 30 minutes of cook time and six easy steps to enjoy, this is a quick recipe that hockey families can enjoy together.

Caramelized Onion Burgers

WITH Garlic Aioli and Baked Cauliflower 'Frites'


Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Toss cauliflower with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the middle of the oven, stirring halfway through cooking, until golden-brown, 23-25 min.


While cauliflower roasts, roughly chop 1 tbsp oregano leaves (dbl for 4 ppl). Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add panko to the dry pan. Cook, stirring oen, until toasted, 2-3 min. Remove the pan from heat, then transfer toasted panko to a plate. Set aside. Carefully wipe the pan clean.


Heat the same pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then onions. 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 dark goldenbrown, 3-4 min.

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While onions cook, combine beef, oregano, half the garlic and 1/4 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl) in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Form beef mixture into two 4-inch wide burger patties (four patties for 4 ppl). Set aside. When onions are done, remove pan from heat. Stir in vinegar. Transfer onions to another plate and set aside. Carefully wipe pan clean.


Heat same pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then patties. Pan-fry, until patties are cooked through, 3-4 min per side. Meanwhile, mix mayo and 1/4 tsp remaining garlic (NOTE: Reference Garlic Guide in Start Strong) in a small bowl. Toss roasted cauliflower with half the garlic-mayo in another medium bowl. Sprinkle over toasted panko, then stir to coat.


Set the oven to broil. Halve buns and arrange them, cut-side up, on the baking sheet. Toast buns in the middle of the oven, until golden, 2-3 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on the buns so they don't burn!) Spread remaining garlic mayo over bottom buns, then top with patties, caramelized onions, arugula and top bun. Divide burgers and cauliflower frites between plates.

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James is the Lead Recipe Developer at HelloFresh Canada, the meal kit service dedicated to making cooking fun, easy and convenient. Fall into a new dinner routine this season and enjoy the delicious victory of a home-cooked meal with HelloFresh! Visit and use code OMHA90 to save!

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