I’m not talking about a burger with a piece of cheese melted on top and doused in ketchup and mustard. The ones I’m talking about have interesting flavor combinations and unique toppings. Just writing about them here makes my mouth start to water!
I’ve tried a few times to re-create a gourmet burger experience at home, but never to any success. I mean, how gourmet can you get when you’re using wimpy burger patties from the freezer, jarred condiments and squished buns from a bag?
Enter BurgaBox, a new food box subscription service. While there are plenty of kits/food services that boast ready-to-make healthy, vegan, or paleo meals delivered right to your doorstep, BurgaBox is the only one that offers delicious, juicy burgers! But these are not just any burgers, but Boston Burger Company gourmet burgers which have received accolades from the Food Network to “The Rachael Ray Show.”
My BurgaBox came packaged in a box with some cool packs, so everything was still cold when I got home from work to find it on my front porch. I liked how everything was packed, in sturdy and tightly sealed recyclable containers/boxes so nothing was spilled or squished in transit.
Inside my BurgaBox were all the ingredients to create their The Hot Mess® burger. Now this is the burger that won Rachael Ray’s “The Battle of the Best Burger” national competition, and that gal knows a thing or two about a tasty burger – so I was excited to feast on it myself!
Along with the burgers were several side dishes — Garlic Parmesan Wedge Fries, Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese, Boston Baked Beans, and Cole Slaw. I know, talk about a fully loaded meal…this was definitely the real deal.
After reading the instructions of to make The Hot Mess burger and Garlic Parmesan Wedge Fries – luckily the Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese, beans& cole slaw were already assembled, I just had to heat them up appropriately – I got down to work.
I started with the fries first, since they had a two-step cooking process and would take the longest to make. I baked the wedge cut fries in the oven and then fried them in oil on the stovetop until they were golden brown and crispy. I mixed them with a pat of butter and some tablespoons their special garlic/parmesan mixture to finish. I’d say it took me about a ½ hour from start to finish to make the Garlic Parmesan Wedge Fries.
While my fries were baking in the oven, I started on The Hot Mess burgers. I seasoned the patties, shredded the lettuce and fried the sweet potato fries. Then it was onto cooking the burgers, adding two slices of cheese at just the right moment to melt oh so ooey gooey. I also was careful in toasting the burger buns, so they didn’t stick to my frying pan.
All that was left was to assemble The Hot Mess – and there is a real science to building it! First is the base which is the bottom portion of the toasted bun. Next came the beef patty with the melted cheese on top. It was followed by a big slather of The Hot Mess sauce which includes diced onions, jalapenos, and pickles. The sweet potato fries get stacked on next and drizzled with homemade Thousand Island Dressing. All that’s left is the top part of the toasted bun and viola, a masterpiece.
How does this look?
And what about these sides?
I’ll tell you it tasted as good as it looks. It was flavorful and juicy. The sides were just as delicious, and since there was so much food, we wound up eating them for leftovers the next night!
Prices range from $67 for the BurgaBox of the Month, which is a special monthly themed burger and all the fixings to $65 for their Feast Box, which highlights different burgers – like The Hot Mess – and all the fixings. Each box feeds two people – with lots of sides leftovers!
Want to try The Hot Mess burger from BurgaBox out for yourself? BurgaBox is offering a $10 discount to readers of The Harried Mom when you order thru this link. They back their burgers with a 100% happiness guarantee and shipping anywhere in the U.S. is FREE! If you order a box, please let me know what you think!
Now it’s your turn to share. What’s your favorite type of burger or burger topping?
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