Stuffed Cheeseburger Buns

"These were always on a table at many of our family gatherings. It is the American version of the Calzone. A soft yeast roll stuffed with a delicious mixture of ground beef and cheese. I found this recipe in Taste of Home and it brought back good memories of a stuffed meat pie. Prep time does not include dough rising."
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Ready In:
16 meat pies




  • In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Let set for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add milk, sugar, shortening, egg, salt, and 2 cups of flour.
  • Stir in remaining flour until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn dough on a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning to distribute grease.
  • Put dough in a warm place.
  • Cover first with plastic wrap and then a towel.
  • Let set until dough doubles@ 1 hour.
  • While dough is resting cook beef mixture.
  • Cook beef and onion until beef is browned.
  • Drain and stir in tomato sauce.
  • Set aside.
  • Remove dough and punch down.
  • Divide into 16 pieces.
  • On a floured surface roll out dough into a five inch circles.
  • Put 2 pieces of cheese on cirlces and top with 3 Tbl.
  • of beef mixture.
  • Fold dough over to make a half circle and pinch edges together to seal.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 400 °F for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. HSingARMYmom
    These are awesome! A friend made them for us for a lunch today and when I compared the recipe its the exact same ingredients. My kids and I all really enjoyed them. My plan for when I make them is to add some canned diced chiles and make them with pepper jack cheese - kinda a chile relleno flavor inside a bun. I'll have to post the results.
  2. Rachie P
    I thoroughly enjoy these, for something different! I just used 1 lb of ground beef and it works fine. I have made them a few times now and they are just a fun twist on cheeseburgers. Thanks for posting.


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