Superbowl Snacks

The Football Field
Many of you are probably mourning the Pats not making the Superbowl (in our house we are Buffalo Bills fans, so we are used to this feeling).  Well, all that means is you can pay less attention to the big game and more attention to the Superbowl snacks!

Recently,, my favorite all-about-town website, asked me to contribute a recipe for something yummy to serve on Sunday.  I figured it had to be something simple to prepare, but also something game worthy:  enter Stuffed Cheeseburger Bread!

This recipe originally appeared on

Stuffed Cheeseburger Bread
Serves 4-6

1 lb pizza dough
1/2 lb ground beef (at least 90% lean)
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 – 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 egg whisked with a tablespoon of water (optional)

In a large skillet, heat up a small amount of olive oil and saute ground beef until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.  Season with salt & pepper (or your favorite hamburger seasoning).  Transfer to a bowl lined with paper towels to drain any fat.

In the same pan, add a little more olive oil and saute sliced onions until lightly browned and softened.  Transfer to a bowl.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a large sheet pan by brushing it lightly with olive oil.

Stretch out dough to a large rectangle (about 12 inches by 18 inches or so).

Spread the ground beef evenly around the dough leaving about a one inch border.  Layer with the onions and then finally with the shredded cheese.

Roll the dough carefully, jelly roll style, starting on the long side, making sure to keep in all the filling.  When you get to the other side, carefully pinch the seam so it closes.  Also pinch the ends to seal the roll.

Place seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet and brush with egg wash if desired (it gives it a shiny, more deeply colored crust).

Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until roll is golden and baked all the way through.

Slice crosswise into rounds and serve hot.

Turkey Burger Bread:  Use ground turkey in place of the beef.
Bacon-Cheeseburger Bread:  Add chopped bacon to the meat mixture.
‘Shroom Burger Bread: Add sliced mushrooms to the onion mixture and use swiss cheese instead of cheddar.
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One Response

  1. Great post! I can’t wait to see more!