Everything you love in a cheeseburger, rolled up into a fun little package.
I originally shared this recipe on my old website, and later mentioned this in a post for the “Mooseburger Calzones” that I made for our ice fishing trip last year. I’ve had so many requests for this, that I knew I needed to hurry up and post this as its own post – so here you go!
To begin, prepare a batch of your favorite pizza dough. The recipe for my go-to dough is below. You can use pre-made pizza dough from the store too, but this dough is very simple to make.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Fry up 5 or 6 slices of bacon until crispy. Place it on a plate lined with paper towels, and set aside. Mine got a little dark here, but that’s okay.
Next, you will cook together a pound of ground beef, and a small onion that is finely diced. For some reason I must have forgotten a picture of this step, but I’m sure you know what to do here. Drain off any excess grease, and set it aside for a moment.
Now grab your pizza dough.
Roll or stretch it out into a large rectangle, about 14 x 20 inches.
Top with three tablespoons each of ketchup and classic mustard. You can mix these together first, but I just “eyeball it” and mix it on the dough with the brush that I spread it out with. Spread it to a half inch or so from the edges, all the way around.
Top with your ground beef mixture.
Crumble your bacon all over the top.
And finally top with a cup of shredded cheese – Colby, cheddar, Colby jack – any of these work fine. At this point, you can also add raw diced onion, peppers, chopped pickles, or other things you might like in a burger.
Starting on one of the short sides, roll snuggly into a log.
Pinch the dough together to seal it shut.
Lay the log seam side down on a baking sheet and tuck the ends under.
Now you’ll need an egg.
Whisk it with a tablespoon of water until frothy.
Brush this all over the top.
Top the log with some extra shredded cheese. Don’t worry about making it pretty, just pile it on there. It will melt all down the sides when you bake it. Pop it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Allow it to cool just a couple minutes.
Cut into slices with a serrated knife.
Serve with additional ketchup and mustard if you like.