Sunday, October 3, 2010

Manic Monday Meals ~ The Cheeseburger Reinvented

As always trying to find different ways to make ground beef interesting. I thought these would be some great ideas. I loved them the boys did also, Rick not so much with the pickles so the 3rd recipe I left those out :).
First I must share off an awesome new foodie blog The Daily Smash I came across you MUST check her out and say hi.

•1 dozen Frozen Rolls thawed but still cold.
•2 pounds ground beef
•1 small onion, minced
•2 cloves garlic, minced

•½ cup ketchup
•2 Tablespoons prepared mustard, (your favorite kind)
•2 Tablespoons Miracle Whip (Mayo if you prefer)
•¼ cup chopped dill pickles
•3 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
•6 Slices American or Velveeta Cheese (cut each slice in half)

Preheat oven to 400-degrees.Allow frozen rolls to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or 2-3 hours on the counter. Before making the filling remove the rolls from the bag, place on a baking sheet and loosely cover with plastic wrap.

In a large skillet brown beef, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is transparent. Drain in a colander. Place remaining ingredients except the rolls and the American cheese in the skillet. Add the meat mixture, stir together and heat until warm.

On an unfloured board unroll each roll. Flatten or roll reach piece of roll dough until it is about half again the size it was to start with. Place one piece of cheese on the bottom half of the piece of dough, put 2 Tablespoons of the meat mixture on top of the cheese. Fold the top of the dough over the meat mixture and pinch all the sides together to seal. Place all buns on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake about 15- 20 minutes until the buns are browned.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used refrigerator rolls & olive oil mayo. I think next time I'll make my own roll dough to make them a little thicker. I had hamburger mix left over so I can up with a round two (nod to Sandra Lee) recipe.
Round two Recipe use the left over hamburger for a quiche!

Left over meat from previous recipes
6 Eggs
1 cup Milk or 1/2 & 1/2
1 cup Cheddar Cheese
1 Pie Crust
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

ALEXIS NOTES: Well since I made this one up that is what I used ... hehe :)
And last on our cheeseburger train is a yummy rice dish :).


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill pickle
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the beef until no longer pink; drain. Add water, barbecue sauce, mustard, onion and pepper. Bring to a boil; stir in the rice. Sprinkle with cheese. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pickles and bacon.
ALEXIS NOTES: I used brown rice in my rice cooker (not a instant rice girl), skipped the pickle for Rick and used turkey bacon instead (the whole package which probably didn't cut out to many calories but we love the taste of it now).


  1. I'm coming to you from Debby at Just Breath...and I'm so thankful she introduced us. Hi! I'm Ann! I have a history blog about St. Nicholas and Christmas which I'd love you to visit (and Follow if you'd like!) but for now...I've got to go take some ground meat out of my freezer to make Cheeseburger Surprise Pockets for lunch!! These sound yummy! Thanks!
    (And I will now become you 459th I hope for more great recipes!!)

  2. Hello Poser.. How are you.. Yeah for the turkey bacon that is so yummy. Who cares how much you used. I loved all of these. I do wish I could jump in and eat all of your yummy meals. I hope you had an amazing weekend.. Hugs..

  3. Oh man that first recipe looks and sounds delicious, the daycare kids would love this! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  4. The last one--with bacon and rice--sounds good to me!

  5. I might even be able to get my stepson to eat these!

  6. Those all look like great cheeseburger recipes. Thanks for sharing. One of our all-time family favorites is the Cheeseburger Pie off the Bisquick box.

  7. I totally have to try those cheeseburger pockets!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  8. Thanks so much for talking about my blog I love yours as well and im so glad that you enjoy my ideas.

    Happy Cooking

  9. Always looking for ways to use hamburger!! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. #1 and #3 look yummy to me. I don't do eggs so quiche is out. You do find the most delicious ways to use ground beef!

  11. You are so creative! I love quiche and burgers so am going to book mark these...yum!

  12. Those sound like three winners! I am so hungry now, thanks........

  13. I've made something similar to the pockets before. Yum! I have no idea what I'm making for dinner tonight. I yi yi.


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