I am a fan of the burger. (Well actually, anything in a bun, between two pieces of bread or with a crust.) What makes burgers even better? It is a meal that all four of us enjoy. There may even be fist-pumping when I announce what is for supper.
Problem is, I don’t always have time to defrost the meat and make the patties because I am often seized by Forgot-to-Take-It-Out-of-the-Freezer-itis. I end up cooking and crumbling the ground beef and we will sometimes have loose meat burgers. I will often try to cook large batches and freeze some portions for another meal.
One afternoon I saw a lot of pins for Pizza Rolls using fresh dough and pizza toppings, and knowing I had cooked ground beef in the fridge, I thought of switching up the recipe to be more burger-like.
Enter BBQ Cheeseburger Rolls:
These are super quick and easy to roll up and bake and the are a little something different in the weekly meal shuffle.
My husband in particular yummed and complimented these and asked me to make them again soon. Captain Alpha also enjoyed it and asked to take them for lunch – always a good sign. Captain Bravo ate about 3/4 of his roll and claimed it was OK. It wasn’t unanimous, but I would give these 3 quacks out of 4 – as in, 3 of us ate and enjoyed them.
But honestly, my husband’s praise more than made up for Captain Bravo’s lackluster review.
I used dough that I had made using the dough cycle on my bread maker, but you can use a loaf equivalent of refrigerated dough. (UPDATE: My bread maker is no longer with us, so I use my recipe for homemade buns that I make in a stand mixer.)
- 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
- 1 cup tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp mustard (I used a bold variety)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh or refrigerated dough, enough for one loaf
- 1 lb cooked ground beef, crumbled
- 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese, separated
- Combine first 7 ingredients in bowl, stir to combine
- Stir in cooked ground beef (browned and drained) - sauce ingredients can be added to frying pan if cooking ground beef
- Roll dough in large rectangle to about 1 cm (1/4") thickness on floured surface
- Spread ground beef mixture on flattened dough
- Cover with half of grated cheese
- Roll up dough from the bottom, creating one large log
- Slice into one inch pieces.
- Place on baking sheet
- Allow dough to rise 30-40 minutes in a warm place
- Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, remove from oven and add remaining cheddar cheese. Cook for an additional 10 minutes
- Try adding your favourite burger toppings to the ground beef mixture, or sprinkle on top before serving.
I served them with some fries, veggie sticks and a side salad. The boys dipped them in some ketchup – the sauce of choice around here. They were super-filling and way satisfying.
Also? David keeps calling them “pizza rolls” so I think I may have to try that next. (UPDATE: I did make Pizza Rolls AND THEY WERE A HIT, too! You can find the yummy recipe here.)
**UPDATE: This post was updated with new photos in January 2018. These BBQ Cheeseburger Rolls are a favourite with everyone. Even the leftovers are in high demand! I added some crumbled bacon this time and it was DELISH.**
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What are your favourite burger toppings?