This recipe is from Taste of Home and is fantastic!
Light bread covers ground beef and cheese mixture.
Juicy and Tasty.
A favorite in our home.


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast

  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)

  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup shortening

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

  • 8 slices process American cheese. quartered


  • 1.

    In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, shortening, egg, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

  • 2.

    Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.

  • 3.

    In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce. Remove from the heat; set aside.

  • 4.

    Punch dough down; divide into 16 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, gently roll out and stretch each piece into a 5-in. circle. Top each circle with two pieces of cheese and about 3 tablespoons beef mixture. Bring dough over filling to center; inch edges to seal.

  • 5.

    Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes. Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (16 servings)

  • Energy 307kj
  • Fat Total 15g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 28g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 297mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by jackicamReport
Yum Charlie! We call these cheeseburger pockets - kid's will love them!
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
I love the idea really ..they look so cute .. seems nice to try.. but, i'll skip the cheese cz i don't eat cheese.. mayb i'll substitute wit something else .. will think and see..
thanks Charlie