Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-Up

This falls under the category of Rustic, But Tasty.  I don't remember where I saw the recipe; maybe in a magazine at one of my doctors' offices.  I didn't clip the recipe, so I had to wing it.  There were no leftovers, so I think it came out alright.

Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-Up

1 lb. ground beef (I used 3/4 pound it was enough)
4 to 6 slices of bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
4 ounces (more or less) jar processed cheese spread*
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 Tablespoon yeast
1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup warm water

Brown ground beef in a large skillet.  Drain and set aside.

In same skillet, fry chopped bacon and diced onion until bacon is crispy.  Drain if you like (I did not).  Add cooked ground beef, chopped pickles and cheese spread.  Stir over low heat until cheese has melted.  Set mixture aside.

Heat oven to 400°F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, yeast and sugar.  Add olive oil and water; stir until dough forms.  Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and need for about 2 minutes.  Roll dough into a rectangle about 12 inches wide x 18 inches long (approximately).

Spread beef mixture evenly over dough to within 1 inch of edges.  Starting on a long side, roll dough and beef jelly-roll style.  Seal ends and edges of dough, then transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper (or lightly greased).

Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes or until crust is lightly brown.  Let cool about 10 minutes before slicing.

Serve with ketchup, mustard and additional pickle slices if desired.

Makes about 6 servings.

*I don't usually buy this "cheese", but I had some on hand for another recipe that never got made; I wanted to use it up.  Feel free to sub in shredded cheddar or co-jack cheese, or to make your own cheese sauce from scratch.


McVal said...

This sounds good! Will have to try it. My daughter has a bunch of kids over around lunch time Friday for a movie day (no school) and I guess we're feeding them lunch...

SonyaAnn said...

I'm actually looking forward to winter cooking. Hmmm something must be wrong with me. Thanks for the recipe!

Sheila said...

That looks really good. I've been trying to think of other stromboli fillings but I never thought of a cheeseburger type of filling. Huh--roll-up or stromboli--I bet my family would love this either way. Thanks for the recipe.

Annie Jones said...

McVal: I think the kids would love it!

SonyaAnn: What will Den do to earn his keep if you take on the cooking?

Sheila: Yes, I think it would be good as stromboli, too. Don't forget the pickles. Shane and I agree that they are what makes it really taste like a cheeseburger.

Frances said... I am hungry for a cheeseburger.

Seriously, this sounds really good!

Melynda said...

YUM, I will use cheddar, cause I don't buy that "cheese" either! But still, YUM!

SonyaAnn said...

Probably work!
I feel as if YOU ARE IGNORING ME!(said like a bratty kid) You don't stop by my place enough!

Annie Jones said...

Melynda: I was "coerced" into buying it. We all have our weak moments...LOL!

SonyaAnn: I'm not ignoring you; I read your blog every day via Google Reader. I just don't click through unless I can think of a smarta$$ comment to make.

SonyaAnn said...

I just want your attention is all! Feeling a bit needy is all!