HelloFresh Canada Review: Brie Cheese, Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Sandwich

HelloFresh Canada delivers fresh ingredients and healthy, chef-curated recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep each week. Every week HelloFresh members choose three meals from a selection of award-winning, constantly-changing recipes (say goodbye to recipe boredom!). They kindly sent us this box for review.

Even though my life is crazy busy right now, and I am very limited for time, I find myself looking forward to cooking dinner. I credit HelloFresh Canada for this because I definitely wouldn’t look forward to it if I had to worry about creating menus each week, shopping for ingredients, etc… The fact that everything is done for me and all I have to do is cook the meal makes for a most relaxing experience. It has become part of our routine each day and I absolutely love it.

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HelloFresh Canada has three meal plans to choose from. Each week you can curate your personal menu and choose from 25 delicious recipes.

Pronto Plan – The widest variety of meat, fish, and produce. Recipes come together in 30 minutes or less! Starting at $11.66 per serving.

Family Plan – Picky-eater approved recipes with meat, fish, and seasonal produce. Includes 20 Minute Meal options. Starting at $9.99 per serving.

Veggie Plan – 100% vegetarian recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Starting at $9.83 per serving.

Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..

Brie Cheese, Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Sandwich with French Green Bean and Cashew Salad

It’s time to bring your childhood favourite into adulthood. Melty brie and sweet caramelized onions create the ultimate sweet and salty sammie. Crispy french beans and crunchy cashews amp up a simple side salad.

  • 125 g Brie Cheese
  • 2 unit Ciabatta Bun
  • 56 g Onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Glaze
  • 170 g Green Beans
  • 28 g Cashews
  • 1 tbsp Whole Grain Mustard
  • 113 g Mushrooms
  • 56 g Baby Spinach

1: Before starting, preheat your broiler to low. Wash and dry all produce. Slice the mushrooms. Trim green beans, then cut in half. Halve the buns. Slice the brie into 1/2-inch pieces.

2: Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the cashews to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown, 4-5 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on them so they don’t burn!) Transfer to a plate.

3: Add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then the green beans and 2 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 4-5 min. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add mustard and 1/4 tsp sugar (dbl for 4 ppl). Stir until combined.

4: Add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan, then the mushrooms and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies soften, 5-6 min. Season with salt and pepper. Add balsamic glaze and remove from heat. Stir until sauce has thickened, 1 min.

5: While the veggies cook, arrange ciabatta on a baking sheet, cut-side up. Divide the brie slices between the bottom halves of buns. Toast, in the middle of the oven, until lightly golden, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on your ciabatta so that it does not burn!)

6: Top the melted cheese with the half the mushroom mixture. Place top bun on top. Add the remaining mushroom mixture and spinach to the green beans in the medium bowl. Toss to combine. Divide sandwiches and green bean salad between plates. Sprinkle the cashews over the green bean salad.

Final Thoughts

HelloFresh Canada absolutely nailed it with this spin on a childhood favorite. I LOVED (and still love) grilled cheese sandwiches when I was young, and to me they are one of the best comfort foods. But HelloFresh Canada gave my childhood favorite a makeover and oh-my….these sandwiches were so good. The soft buns, the melty cheese, the sweet yet savoury mushrooms….perfection! I also really loved the salad and can definitely see myself making it again and having it on its own. This recipe is a must-try and I will definitely be ordering it again.

-AYOB Sarah

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