Friday, September 30, 2016

Puffy Cheeseburgers, Tasty Game Day Food

It's no secret that game day foods are one of my favorite things in the world to make.

They're always just so much fun!
Truth be told, fun foods and the chance to cook were definitely a catalyst for me when it came to actually enjoying- and even looking forward to- watching football.

 When I shared with you the BBQ Beef Cups last month I promised that it was just the beginning of a long football season full of fun foods and I'm back with another great game day recipe!

I was recently given the opportunity to work with Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Sheets® to create a dish that you guys would love and I knew immediately what I needed to make...

Cheeseburger Rolls.
Or as my daughter has decided they should be called- Puffy Cheeseburgers.

Puff Pastry Sheets are one of those things that I absolutely love cooking with.  If you've been reading for awhile you might remember the Praline-Pumpkin Mousse Cornucopias I made with them.  They're just such an easy way to make an impressive dish with very little work.  They're also super easy to adapt and great for both sweet and savory foods.

Puff Pastry Sheets are light and flaky when they bake but cooking with them couldn't be easier- the dough handles well and can stand up to pretty much whatever you throw at it.  I'll be using it for lots of tasty finger foods during football season and pretty desserts over the holidays!

Puffy Cheeseburgers

For Beef Mixture:
1 lb ground beef
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/4 C shredded cheddar
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp Worcestershire
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder

For Sauce:
1/3 C mayo
2 Tbsp sweet relish
4 tsp ketchup
1 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp dill
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of paprika

2 Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Sheets®, defrosted per package directions
1 whole dill pickle, diced large
8 slices American cheese

1. Add ground beef and onion to hot pan and cook until beef is browned and onions have started to soften.  Drain grease.  Return beef mixture to pan and stir in shredded cheddar, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.

2. Whisk together mayo, sweet relish, ketchup, mustard, dill, garlic powder, and paprika.

3. Unroll a Puff Pastry Sheet and spread with half of the sauce.  Top with half of the beef mixture and half of the diced pickle.  Top with half of the cheese slices.

4. Roll Puff Pastry Sheet away from you, making sure to roll tightly but not so tightly that the dough stretches.  Repeat with second Puff Pastry Sheet.  Place in refrigerator to chill at least 30 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 400° F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Slice each log into 8 equal slices and set each roll on its end, sliced side up; place 8 rolls on each baking sheet so that they do not touch as they cook.  Bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden and cooked through.


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