Memphis BBQ cheeseburgers with blueberry, pecan, and arugula salad

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Memphis BBQ cheeseburgers with blueberry, pecan, and arugula salad

2 Servings, 730 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Coated with our custom sweet spice rub and topped with gooey melted cheddar, these Memphis-inspired burgers cook up beautifully on the stovetop.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 10 ounces ground beef
  • Sun Basket Memphis BBQ rub (brown sugar - sweet smoked paprika - kosher salt - onion powder - granulated garlic - black pepper - ground ginger - dried thyme)
  • ½ cup grated cheddar
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 3 ounces organic baby arugula or other leafy greens
  • 3 tablespoons pecans
  • ¼ pound organic blueberries
  • Sun Basket house dressing (EVOO - balsamic vinegar - garlic - Dijon mustard - kosher salt)
  • 2 whole wheat buns
  • Sun Basket BBQ glaze (tomato paste - apple cider vinegar - maple syrup - molasses - vegan Worcestershire - garlic - kosher salt - black pepper)

Chef's Tip

To quickly shape the patties, form the meat into 2 [4] equal balls. One at a time, place the balls between 2 pieces of parchment paper and press down on them with the bottom of a plate or other flat object. If you like, mix the Memphis BBQ rub into the ground meat instead of coating the patties with it.

Shine from the Inside Out

At Sun Basket, we use nuts and seeds in everything from tacos and stir-fries to our signature sauces. Adding so much more than a crunch, they’re a triple threat of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, promoting satiety, blood sugar regulation, and long-lasting energy. So grab a handful for a snack, sprinkle some onto pasta or salad, or add them to your smoothie.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 730, Protein: 35g (70% DV), Fiber: 11g (44% DV), Total Fat: 37g (57% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g, Saturated Fat: 12g (60% DV), Cholesterol: 90mg (30% DV), Sodium: 1140mg (48% DV), Carbohydrates: 68g (23% DV), Total Sugars: 27g, Added Sugars: 12g (24% DV).
Contains: Milk, Tree Nuts (pecan), Wheat, Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Make the patties

  • Cut a small corner from the ground beef packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
Using wet hands, form the ground beef into two [four] ½-inch-thick patties, then coat the patties with the Memphis BBQ rub.

2

Cook the patties

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle the patties evenly with the cheddar. Carefully add about 1 teaspoon water to the pan, cover, and cook until the cheddar has melted and the burgers are cooked to medium, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the burgers to a plate. Wipe out the pan.
While the patties cook, prepare the salad.

3

Make the salad

  • Peel the onion and cut in half crosswise. Thinly slice half the onion [1 onion] into rounds for the burgers; finely chop enough of the remaining onion to measure ¼ cup [½ cup].
  • Measure ½ cup [1 cup] arugula for the burgers.
  • Coarsely chop the pecans.
In a medium bowl, toss together the chopped onion, blueberries, and remaining arugula. Add 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] house dressing and toss to coat (set aside the remaining dressing for serving). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the pecans.

4

Toast the buns

In the same pan used for the burgers, place the buns, cut sides down, and cook over medium-high heat until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Alternatively, toast them in a toaster oven.

5

Assemble the burgers

Place the bun bottoms, cut sides up, on a work surface. Top each with a burger, sliced onion, and reserved arugula. Slather each bun top with as much BBQ glaze as you like. Close with the bun tops.

Serve

Transfer the burgers and salad to individual plates. Serve the remaining dressing and BBQ glaze on the side.

Kids Can!

  • Measure the onion.
  • Assemble the salad.
  • Help assemble the burgers.