Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones

What an awesome concept for a variation of the same ole cheeseburger!

This recipe comes from Pillsbury, so they will naturally recommend one of their products.  After reading the comments on the recipe page, I decided to use our usual pizza dough recipe instead of the 2 cans of crescent dinner rolls. One reader used the seamless crescent dinner roll dough with great success.  It is up to you which item you use!

As a reminder . . . if you decide to use another method for the dough, don't forget to adjust cooking time.

I'd make some changes to suit our taste, like use fresh onion and maybe leave out the tomato.  Ranch dressing would not be my favorite choice for a burger, but I do remember the cheeseburgers at Frisch's Big Boy back in the day used tartar sauce and it was delicious.  

Looking forward to making this variation of a cheeseburger!


slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
cup dried instant minced onion
cup chopped hamburger pickle slices
cup ranch dressing
Italian plum tomato, thinly sliced, if desired
slices (3/4 oz each) American or Cheddar cheese, each cut in half
cans (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
egg, beaten


Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 2 minutes. Add ground beef and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if necessary. Stir in pickles and ranch dressing.

  • Unroll dough and separate each can into 4 rectangles; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press each into 7x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup ground beef mixture onto one end of each rectangle. Top each with tomato slices and 1 piece of cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges with fork to seal (sandwiches will be full). Brush tops with egg.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.


DAR Lady said...

Hi Gina,
I love your blog and though I dont have time to stay right now, I'm hoping I did right to "click" to follow you and will definately be back to peruse more.
Your learning background mirrors mine in that I learned origionally at my grandmother's knee, actually standing in a chair at he counter begging to "lick the bowl" LOL. I did attend cooking school 50+ years later and have been a private chef and catered and made wedding cakes. I guess you could say baking is my forte`. It's also my passion. Here's the addy to my blog,I think, DAR Lady aka The Occasional Cook
I have just started my blog,the first time ever to blog, and i hope you'll visit me when I can get something of interest up LOL

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting DAR Lady . . . it is very nice to meet you!

I think I missed my calling and should have gone to cooking school too. My passion is making desserts.

Look forward to visiting your blog!

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