What do you want to do for dinner???
That is a question thrown around daily between my husband and I starting at about 2:00 in the afternoon. Sometimes, we are quick to answer that question and come up with a good meal to prepare when we get home. However, many days we never come to a resolution. When those days arise, dinner will usually consist of a bunch of random things thrown together. This occurs because we have determined we both want something that doesn’t exist, we are both way to lazy to actually prepare a nice meal or we haven’t gone grocery shopping yet and don’t feel like going, so we have nothing really to eat in the house. Soooooo….as you may have gathered from this post so far, last night was one of those nights.
I came home and basically stood in front of my refrigerator with both the refrigerator and freezer doors wide opening. Staring and hoping something would come to mind. Finally, after a bit of time, something did eventually come to me. We had Pillsbury rolls, hamburger and random bags of basically empty shredded cheese. So, I decided to make “Cheeseburger Meat Pockets”. This was a simple twist on a classic cheeseburger and worked wonderfully on using up some food that needed to be used. These are super easy to make…I mean SUPER easy. So Ch-Ch-Check it out!
- 1 can of Pillsbury Biscuits
- 1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 2 lbs of ground hamburger
- 2 cups of shredded cheese (This can be made up of actual shredded cheese or slices ripped up or both combined)
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Open the crescent roll can. You will see that one can of crescent roll dough is pre-cut into 8 triangles or 4 squares. Do not separate into triangles. Take the squares and press the center of each square into each muffin cup on the pan. Allow the edges of the square to hang over slightly.
- Next, take the biscuit ban and open. Take 2 biscuits and combine them into one ball of dough. Roll out the dough so it is a big thin circle. Press the dough into the muffin cup the way you did the crescent rolls.
- When the dough cups are prepared, set the pan aside.
- Next, in a medium-sized skillet and with the stove top on medium heat, brown the ground hamburger.
- Optional: Remove from heat and drain the grease. (I don’t like the grease, so I do this)
- Return the skillet to the stove top.
- Turn the heat down to low.
- Add in the onion powder, the garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
- Mix evenly.
- Add in the cheese.
- Mix until the cheese is fully melted and evenly blended with the hamburger.
- Remove from the heat.
- Spoon the cheeseburger mix into each of the pockets on the muffin pan. (Be sure to not over fill. It’s OK to pack the meat in).
- Once the cups are full, take the edges of the dough that is hanging over and pinch them all together to close the pocket. (Make sure to pinch the edges together well so they don’t burst open).
- Place the muffin pan into the oven.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Once the dough has risen and is golden brown, remove from the oven.
- Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Take a meat pocket, grab some condiments and enjoy!
- I used a Crescent Roll and Biscuit Roll combination when making these. You can however just do one or the other if you desire.
- Dice up some dill pickle and sprinkle into some of the pockets for a little added flavor.
- These are great for dipping in your chosen sauces!
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