Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rolled Cheeseburgers

Recipe name: Rolled Cheeseburgers
Source: Taste Buds
Servings: 4
Cookbook date: January 8

1 lb extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
season salt
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb bread / roll dough

Brown ground beef, onions and salt until cooked through. At the same time preheat the oven for 425 degrees. Once the beef is cooked set it aside. Roll out dough on a well floured surface until it is approximately 12 to 14 inches in diameter. Place beef mixture the over the rolled dough and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up as tightly as possible, tucking both ends under . Place the loaf on a greased baking sheet and place in the oven for 25 minutes. Let it stand for 5 mins before slicing.

Let me start with the substitutions once again. The only difference is that we used ground turkey in place of beef and garlic salt instead of season salt. Come to think of it, I'm not really sure what season salt is so maybe it wasn't a substitute at all. I added the garlic salt to taste, but I'm not really sure how much I added. Maybe a teaspoon?

For some reason, I had a hard time with this recipe. I know what you are thinking, "What is there to mess up? There are only 5 ingredients!" Well all my difficulties came from rolling the dough. To start with I realized that I only had one half pound container of crescent rolls. Actually, as my wife pointed out, we did have some rolls but they were half a pound as well. So I ended up rolling the crescent rolls and biscuit dough separately. A piece of advice: it is really hard to roll a bunch of biscuit rounds into a single flat piece of dough so don't attempt it. Next time I try something like this I am going to go for the bread dough. I suppose you could make your own dough but yeast stresses me out. Oh yeah, we don't have a real roller so I had to use a wine bottle. That didn't really help with the whole dough rolling thing either.

So after having a hard time getting both the crescent and biscuit dough to roll out I made the mistake of placing the meat in the center. I now realize I was suppose to spread the meat out pizza style but for some reason I decided to go the burrito route. As a result you get a lot of meat in the middle. I think the original point was to have a pleasant mixture of bread and meat throughout the dish. So in the end instead of having one large pizza rolled loaf with bread throughout I had two burrito rolled loafs with a bunch of meat in the middle.

Despite my mishaps we both liked this dish well enough and will probably eat it next time it comes up in our rotation. I think it would have tasted much better if I had been able to make one large pizza rolled loaf, so I we will defiantly do it that way next time. Plus I learned a valuable lesson: it is really hard to roll biscuits from a tube into one large flat piece of dough with a wine bottle.


Scott said...

Picturing you two rolling out the biscuits with a wine bottle made me laugh out loud! That being said, I think we are going to try this one! (sans wine bottle)

leslie Roberts said...

I know you don't like tools that only serve one purpose but you guys need a rolling pin !