5 Reasons to Love The First Dinner 2 Lunch™ Recipe May 10, 2018

by Eat

Join us in celebrating the official launch of Dinner 2 Lunch™ with this Chorizo and Beef Chili dinner that doubles as a Chili Burrito for lunch — on the menu the week of May 19 – May 25

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1. You only have to cook once, but you can eat twice

For the first meal in this 2-in-1 recipe, there’s a hearty beef chorizo chili over rice with all the fixings (we’re talking cilantro, cheddar, sour cream, scallions, and even jalapeños). But it get’s better, because the next day all that deliciousness, plus a few bonus ingredients, rolls right into a burrito for lunch.

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2. You’re not just heating up leftovers

Because let’s be honest… leftovers can get a bit boring. But with the help of some fresh add-ons that make an appearance only at lunch (in this recipe, there’s tortillas and fresh tomatoes), the mid-day meal takes on a whole new meaning.

3. The chili tastes even better the next day

The secret? Giving all those spices in our Enchilada Blend (chili powder, cumin and oregano) time to rest and mingle with each other. This way, by the time lunch rolls around, they’ll be best buds.

4. Lunch is easy to transport to work or school

When you’re ready to pack lunch, just slice the fresh tomato into thin rounds. Spread tortillas with remaining sour cream, sprinkle with cheddar, then pile on the tomato, chili, jalapeño, rice, and cilantro. Roll into a burrito and place in your lunchbox. Reheat before enjoying, and we promise you’ll be the envy of your coworkers.

Don’t want to assemble the burrito in the morning? No problem! Store the tomato rounds in one section of your lunch box (or in a plastic bag if your lunch box doesn’t have dividers). Keep the chili in another section, and the rice/toppings as well. Then, reheat and assemble at work.

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5. It’s just the first of many Dinner 2 Lunch™ recipes to come

Because starting May 19, these time-saving, two-in-one, deliciously efficient recipes will be on the menu every. single. week.

Are you thinking what we’re thinking? DROP EVERYTHING AND SELECT THE MEAL RIGHT NOW!

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Julie Merrill says:

Where can I purchase the cute lunch box?

Jordan Schultz says:

Unfortuantely, it’s not for sale, Julie! Please email communityteam@hellofresh.com with your address, and we’ll see what we can do.

jennifer says:

Hello, what a great idea! Is it 2 servings for dinner and 2 servings for lunch, or one of each?

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Jennifer – the dinner is for either 2 or 4 people (depending on your plan size), but the lunch is always for 2!

Rebecca says:

Will you be offering the Dinner 2 Lunch option in the veggie plan also?

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Rebecca – right now, Dinner 2 Lunch is only available for our Classic Plan customers, but stay tuned! We’re always looking for ways to grow and improve.

Mike says:

Are you including extra food? With two teens in the house, we’ve never had leftovers from a Hello Fresh meal.

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Mike – you bet! Each recipe comes with larger portions and a few extra ingredients to transform your dinner into a lunch. Keep in mind that even if you get dinner for 4, the lunches always serve 2. Hope you love it as much as we do!

Kristi says:

We have the family plan (4 people), and I do not see these options listed on my menu choices. When will they be available?

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Kristi – right now, Dinner 2 Lunch is only offered for Classic Plan customers, but we’ll be sure to pass this along to our chefs. They take feedback very seriously and are always looking for ways to improve.

Kerry says:

Will this be an option for vegetarians too? (Please?)

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hopefully soon, Kerry!! For now, though, Dinner 2 Lunch is only offered for Classic Plan customers (but never say never… we’re always looking for ways to improve).

Patricia says:

Funny because the first order I ever did with Hello Fresh was a month ago and I actually used the other half of the meal for lunch or dinner the next night but put it in a tortilla just to change it up. Ya’ll stole my idea. ha ha Just kidding!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Great minds think alike, Patricia! 🙂

I am very disappointed! I thought I had ordered this week’s menu (May 14 – 18) and found nothing has been delivered. I am waiting to see if I was billed for this order even though it was never received.
I am seriously considering cancelling all future orders and going back to making my own items.
Please let me know what happened to my order!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

We’re so sorry to hear that, Vito! Definitely not up to HelloFresh standards. Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team at 646-846-FOOD (3663) or hello@hellofresh.com. They’ll be sure to sort this out and make it right for you.

Mary says:

This meal isn’t available on the family plan. Will you be featuring meals from the family plan in the future?

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Potentially, Mary! For now, it’s only on Dinner 2 Lunch, but we’re always looking to improve and will definitely pass this request along to our chefs.

Angela Pearson says:

Hi Jacquline,
I have a classic plan, for 4 people, with three meals a week, but have yet to see any of the Dinner 2 Lunch options on my menu. Is there another setting tjat I need to adjust? Thanks!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Angela – currently, Dinner 2 Lunch isn’t available for 4-person Classic Plan customers, but we’re furiously working on it! So stay tuned… should be any day now 🙂

Terri Stearman says:

Just wondering why we were charged an extra $10 fee last time.

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Good question, Terri! Because you get larger portions (to reserve some for lunch), plus a few extra ingredients, each Dinner 2 Lunch recipe comes with a $5 surcharge per person (so $10 for 2 lunches).

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Terri– You may have been charged a fee for selecting a premium recipe. Chat with us at hellofresh.com in the bottom right corner. We’ll look into it for you!

Olivia says:

I selected the chorizo dinner2lunch and I’m excited about it, but I don’t see a d2l option for the following week. You said “every. single. week,” right?
What gives?

Olivia says:

Oh! Nevermind, it’s just not tagged as D2L with a colorful box this week.

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